The McKinley Group was acquired by Excite in 1996. The company was founded in 1993 by a team of international publishers, technologists and information specialists committed to publishing navigational content on the Internet. McKinley's directories are published on its Internet web site and in print or CD-ROM. Magellan, the company's on-line Internet guide, previews and rates sites that assist users in conducting more targeted and useful searches. The company is headquartered in Sausalito, CA.