Launched 1995
Closed April 2001

Developer McKinley Group

Country of Origin


Topic Universal


Technical functionalities

Used SeEn

Older Version Internet Archive / WebCite

Sullivan, Danny (Mar 3, 2003): »Rest In Peace: ... Magellan (1995-2001): An early search engine that saw its popularity drop immediately after being purchased by Excite in mid-1996. It was closed in April 2001.« Source

2001: »Sometime recently, Excite finally pulled the plug on Magellan, one of the earliest search engines. Going to the Magellan site (which was always located at now brings up an Excite screen.« Source

Danny Sullivan (2004): Search Engine Timeline »Jan. 1996 - WebCrawler replaces Magellan on Netscape Net Search page.« ---------- »Jul. 1996 - Excite purchases Magellan.« ---------- »6/30/97 - Excite and Ticketmaster teamed up, allowing users to find event listings and buy tickets from Excite's services: Excite, WebCrawler, Magellan and Citi.Net.« ---------- Source


Critical points

Features & Functionality


References & further Publications

Wikipedia (EN):
Wikipedia (Others):

Other Sources

Danny Sullivan (2004): Search Engine Timeline URL:
Sullivan, Danny (Mar 3, 2003): Where Are They Now? Search Engines We've Known & Loved URL:
WAYNE E. HARDING (1997): How To Find It On The Net URL:

Created: 2015-07-19