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link rot

n.
The process or condition in which links on a website become irrelevant or cease to function, as when the locations they point to are webpages that have been modified, relocated, or no longer exist.
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link rot

Links on a website that is not regularly maintained may become obsolete over time. They are said to be subject to link rot.
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