International free online directory of sites from around the world (Open Directory Project) from AOL. It was popular from 2000 to 2010 as a platform for placing a link to your site, as it gave an increase in SEO promotion.
The addition of new resources to DMOZ was carried out through the submission of an application and its consideration by the catalog moderators, who could reject the application without explanation. Therefore, the advantage of the site’s presence in DMOZ can also be safely called the status – the directory contains only high-quality sites.
It stopped functioning at the end of 2017, and only its static version remained.