Any site owners or maintainers may redirect automatically to content within Archive-It partners’ web archives when the same content is no longer available on their live website and/or active links break. Live servers may be configured optionally to return missing pages as redirections to the same page as it appears in an Archive-It partner’s account or specific collection. Site owners must retain the domain name on the live web in order to control these inbound requests, but may otherwise decommission sites that they wish to redirect to archives thereafter.
For instance, to retrieve all archives of any page from the collections in an Archive-It account, you may direct traffic to the Wayback URL for the page, replacing its collection number with org-[account number] and the specific time stamp with * like so:
Alternatively, you may direct to the most recent capture of any page by default, by instead collapsing the timestamp like so:
For further options to customize the destination of custom redirects to Archive-It web archives, see the guide to Archive-It’s Wayback index API.
Internet Archive web archivists and engineers may consult and provide template code to implement automatic redirections to Archive-It web archives when they are implemented on a standard web servers, load balancers, or proxies. Contact us in order to learn more about the service options.
- http://www.nas.gov.uk/ - Links to this domain, including its homepage, redirect to the decomissioned site's most recent archival captures.