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URL https://url.spec.whatwg.org/
Status Special case
Archiving status In progress...
Archiving type DPoS
Project source urls-grab
Project tracker urls
IRC channel #// (on hackint)
Project lead arkiver
Data[how to use] archiveteam_urls

The URLs project is a continuous generic project to archive random URLs from various sources, e.g. external links discovered in other projects or in older archives. Some current projects as of mid 2023 that send outlinks to URLs include the Reddit and Telegram projects. URLs can also be queued manually in the project channel. However, please keep in mind that this project runs at a very high speed and you may accidentally DDoS someone if you queue a lot of URLs on one host. If the URL list is comprised mostly or entirely of one website, it might be a better idea to submit it to ArchiveBot (or make a new Warrior project designed specifically for it). Also note that we have no way of keeping track if any of the URLs actually succeed; if archival fails, they are tried many times, but this is more of a "throw whatever spare URLs you have in" rather than a structured method of archiving a website.

Important note: If you run this project, you'll likely see your IP get banned from Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, etc., and using those sites may become difficult (e.g. constant captchas, forced login). Also, if you run at significant speed, you'll likely see abuse notices, IP blacklists, and so on.

How to help if you have lists of URLs

This project requires lists of URLs for content on the target website. If you have a source of URLs, please:

  1. If the list exceeds a few megabytes, please compress it, preferably using zstd -10.
  2. Upload the file to https://transfer.archivete.am/.
  3. Share the resulting URL in the project IRC channel.
    • If you would like to keep the list non-public instead, e.g. for privacy reasons or for not wanting to be publicly associated with it, please get in touch with a channel op (e.g. arkiver or JustAnotherArchivist). Note that the items generated from your list would still be processed publicly, of course, but they would be mixed with everything else.

See also Category:Projects requiring URL lists for other ArchiveTeam projects that necessitate URL lists.