July 10, 2020
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History of the Internet
⟶ Updated 17 Oct 2017 ⟶
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The transition of the ARPANET host protocol from NCP to TCP/IP as of January 1, 1983 (Start of the Internet)
On October 24, 1995, the FNC unanimously passed a resolution defining the term Internet. This definition was developed in consultation with members of the internet and intellectual property rights communities.
The first web page went live on August 6, 1991. It was dedicated to information on the World Wide Web project and was made by Tim Berners-Lee. It ran on a NeXT computer at the European Organization for Nuclear Research, CERN.
W3 Catalog was one of the first search engines that attempted to provide a general searchable catalog for WWW resources. It ran from September 2, 1993 to November 8, 1996, at the Centre Universitaire d'Informatique (CUI) of the University of Geneva.
The Internet grows significantly since it was open for commercial use.
The Google search engine is born, changing the way users engage with the Internet.
YouTube.com launches. The social news site Reddit is also founded
President Barack Obama's administration announces its opposition to major parts of the Stop Online Piracy Act and the Protect Intellectual Property Act, which would have enacted broad new rules requiring internet service providers to police copyrighted content.
The dot-com bubble bursts. Web sites such as Yahoo! and eBay are hit by a large-scale denial of service attack, highlighting the vulnerability of the Internet.
The Internet Protocol version 6 introduced, to allow for future growth of Internet Addresses.
Tim Berners-Lee, a scientist at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, develops HyperText Markup Language (HTML). This technology continues to have a large impact on how we navigate and view the Internet today.
The Domain Name System (DNS) establishes the familiar .edu, .gov, .com, .mil, .org, .net, and .int system for naming websites. This is easier to remember than the previous designation for websites, such as 123.456.789.10
Yahoo! is created by Jerry Yang and David Filo, two electrical engineering graduate students at Stanford University. The site was originally called "Jerry and David's Guide to the World Wide Web."
Entrepreneur Pierre Omidyar launches eBay , originally named “AuctionWeb.” He lists the first item for sale: a broken laser pointer. A collector purchases it for $14.83.
Jimmy Wales launches Wikipedia. Users write over 20,000 encyclopedia entries in the first year.
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