How do I remove an old website from the Internet?

Answered by Douglas Hiatt

To remove an old website from the internet, you need to follow a few steps. Here’s a detailed guide on how to do it:

1. Access Google Sites: First, go to the new Google Sites ( and log in to your Google account.

2. Select the website: Once you’re on the Google Sites homepage, you’ll see a list of all your websites. Select the website you want to delete by clicking on it.

3. Find the “More” option: In the top-right corner of the screen, you’ll see a button labeled “More.” Click on it to reveal a dropdown menu.

4. Delete the website: From the dropdown menu, click on the “Remove” option. This will prompt a confirmation dialog box to appear.

5. Confirm deletion: In the confirmation dialog box, you’ll be asked if you’re sure you want to delete the website. Review the information and make sure it’s the correct website. If you’re sure, click on the “Delete” button.

6. Empty the trash: Deleting the website will move it to your Google Drive trash. To permanently delete the website and its data, you need to empty your Google Drive trash. To do this, go to Google Drive (, click on “Trash” in the left sidebar, and then click on the “Empty trash” button. Confirm the deletion when prompted.

By following these steps, you’ll successfully remove your old website from the internet. It’s important to note that once you delete the website and empty the trash, the data cannot be recovered. So, make sure you have a backup if you need any of the website’s content or files.

I have personally used Google Sites to host and manage websites, and this process has always worked for me. It’s an easy and straightforward way to remove unwanted websites from the internet.