Moved To Atlanta

What Does Moved To Atlanta Mean?

Moved to Atlanta is a slang term for the HTTP 404 error message. It is used for any Web page that is not found on a requested domain, website or server and returns a 404 message.


Moved to Atlanta is also known as a 404 error, page not found error or file not found error.

Techopedia Explains Moved To Atlanta

The "moved to Atlanta" term is derived from the telephone area code 404, which covers Atlanta, Georgia and the city’s close suburbs.

A browser displays a 404 or page not found error when a website requested by a user cannot be found. The requested page may be unavailable for various reasons. For example, it may be permanently moved or deleted or have restricted access.


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