Operated by Internet Archive. Last seen today.

What is ia_archiver?


ia_archiver is an archiver operated by Internet Archive. It's not currently known to be artificially intelligent or AI-related. If you think that's incorrect or can provide more detail about its purpose, please contact us.


Snapshots websites for historical databases

Expected Behavior

Archivers visit websites on a roughly regular cadence, since snapshots are more useful when they're regularly spaced out. Popular websites will have more frequent visits since they are more likely to be queried in the historical database in the future.

Access Control

Using Robots.txt

User Agent Token Description
ia_archiver Should match instances of ia_archiver

You can block ia_archiver or limit its access by setting user agent token rules in your website's robots.txt.

# robots.txt
# This blocks ia_archiver

User-agent: ia_archiver
Disallow: /

Instead of doing this manually, you can generate your robots.txt automatically using the free API or Wordpress plugin.

Get the Robots.txt


Other Websites

of top websites are currently blocking ia_archiver in some way
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