The way of the Web
ARPAnet, the precursor to today's Internet, is commissioned by the Defense Department.
Symbolics.com is cleared as the first registered domain name.
The World becomes the first commercial provider of dial-up Net access.
The World Wide Web, developed by Tim Berners-Lee, is launched by the CERN research center.
Paul Kunz of Stanford Linea Accelerator Center sets up the first U.S.-based Web server.
The term "surfing the Internet" is coined by public librarian Jean Armour Polly.
The U.S. White House comes online.
The Mosaic Web browser takes the Internet by storm.
The first banner ads--for the Zima beverage and AT&T--appear on Hotwired.com.
Sun launches the Java programming language.
Dial-up systems from CompuServe, America Online and Prodigy begin providing Net access.
Netscape Communications sets the third-largest IPO share value ever on the Nasdaq Stock Market.
The Web browser war, fought primarily between Netscape and Microsoft, rushes in a new age in software developmentin which new releases are made quarterly.
Google Inc. was found and its search machine revolutionized the Internet
Wikimedia the free encyclopia goes online