The USSR launches the first satellite, Sputnik. Read more
Rand Corporation proposes a new information network so that the United States could successfully communicate after a nuclear war.
The first host-to-host Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (ARPANET) connection is made on October 25, 1969, between the University of California at Los Angeles, and the Stanford Research Institute, Read more
ARPANET begins to be used for communicating email.
The term 'Internet' starts being used.
Comet, the first commercial email software, is offered by the Computer Corporation of America for $40,000.
'The Information Superhighway'
Al Gore coins the term for the Internet “The Information Superhighway.”
The phrase “World Wide Web” is coined by Tim Berners-Lee.
First web server
Stanford Linear Accelerator (SLAC) becomes the first web server on the Internet.
.com .net .org etc
Internet registration begins for .com, .net. .org, .edu, and .gov.
The first web browser
The Internet takes off as part of the world’s fastest growing information network
The MOSAIC Web Browser is born on the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign campus. Read more
The independent programming language, JAVA, is created by Jim Gosling at Sun Microsystems.
Yahoo! is founded in Santa Clara, California, and provides a web search engine, email service, mapping and more.
Lucent Technology (a spin-off of AT&T) develops the first telephony system. Read more
There are now 3 million domain registrants on the Internet. The number of Web pages on the Internet is 300 million and growing by over 1.5 million per day.
Google is founded in Menlo Park, California.
The Internet celebrates is 30th anniversary.
There are over 5 million domain names registered on the Internet.
There are approximately 100 million computers connected online.
Traffic over the Internet is doubling every 100 days.
The Internet economy is responsible for over 2.3 million jobs and over $507 billion in revenue.