List of online micronational indexes
The following is a list of indexes and web directories accessible via the Internet that list micronations. Websites attempting to list micronations—whether exhaustive or following a certain criteria—were popular from the late 1990s to early 2000s. With the rise of the World Wide Web in the 1990s, micronational communities began forming online; aside from e-mailing, GeoCities was one of the most popular websites were such communities flourished. As this was before the birth of social media and wikis, most micronations had their own national websites which contained information about them and included means of conducting diplomacy, which was usually through e-mail. As there was no central website dedicated to micronationalism at the time, several micronationalists made their own lists of micronations, commonly including links to their websites to act as a web directory. Some were exhaustive, attempting to list every known micronation, whilst others followed a certain criteria. By the early 2000s, most of these websites shut down or became dormant, though some still exist and are intermittently updated. With the foundation of MicroWiki on 27 May 2005—which allows any registered user to create an article about their own micronation—and the rise of social media, the need for a national website was no longer in high demand, and thus micronational web directories were no longer needed; neither were lists of micronations, as MicroWiki was more convenient and allowed for entire articles to be written.
Excluding wikis, MicroIndex is the largest index with 547 micronations listed. It has not been updated since at least 19 May 2006.
|Listofmicronations.com||March 2009||186 (virtual)
|Existed for 12 months||Defunct|
|Microfreedom Index||19 January 1999[b]
|Micronational & Secessionist States Ring||22||Has a national website||Down|
|Micronations DataBase||Early 1997||574||Down|
|Micronations on the Web||April 1998||122||Has a national website||Inactive|
|The Micronations Page||c.November 1995||Down|
|Micronational Web Directory||8 January 2001||45||Has a national website||Down|
|Micropedia's list of micronations||2008||48||Entry on Micropedia||Down|
|MicroWiki's category:Micronations||27 May 2005||5,315||Entry on MicroWiki||Active|
|mn-welt.de||2007||40||Has a national website||Active|
|Reunião's list of micronations||c.1998||190||Has a national website||Down|
|Wikipedia's list of micronations||8 January 2003||87||Entry on Wikipedia||Active|
|Zenzibar's Alternative Cultures Directory||1999||27||Has a national website||Down|
|Last update: 6 May 2022|
- ↑ Micronational & Secessionist States Ring at the Wayback Machine. Internet Archive.
- ↑ Micronations DataBase on Portuguese MicroWiki (Wikimicropídia). (in Portuguese). Fandom, inc. Archived from the original on 3 April 2016. Retrieved 17 June 2022.
- ↑ Micronational Web Directory. ibid.
- ↑ Micropedia's list of micronations. (in Dutch). ibid.
- ↑ Reunião's list of micronations. ibid.
- ↑ Zenzibar's Alternative Cultures Directory. ibid.
- Find a Micronation. Micronations News Network.