Its been on the grape-vine for a while now that Lycos chat could well close, it does appear in statements made by Lycos a lot of Lycos services will stop Feb 1st., including forums and message boards.
Even tripod is going which gave web sites free hosting, which takes me back to the days of designing my first website, it was crap but it was free lol !
Having looked at lycos chat Ive noticed a different name has appeared on the site, so I am unsure as to if someone else has purchased the chat rooms. So it may well continue for the time being
Lycos chat is somewhat dated now, and hasn’t been updated for many years, so its little surprise it may well close, a lot of lycos services have suffered from the same problem, little change and little innovation.
Will be interesting to see what happens on Feb 1st as Lycos was one of the big hitters at one point.