Internet History

Timeline created by gpolitis15
  • MIT Lincoln Lab

    Two computers at MIT Lincoln Lab communicate with one another using packet-switching technology.
  • network email

    BBN’s Ray Tomlinson introduces network email. The Internetworking Working Group (INWG) forms to address need for establishing standard protocols
  • connect to ARPANET

    Global networking becomes a reality as the University College of London (England) and Royal Radar Establishment (Norway) connect to ARPANET. The term Internet is born
  • Telnet

    The first Internet Service Provider (ISP) is born with the introduction of a commercial version of ARPANET, known as Telenet
  • TCP/IP

    Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) and Internet Protocol (IP), as the protocol suite, commonly known as TCP/IP, emerge as the protocol for ARPANET. This results in the fledgling definition of the Internet as connected TCP/IP internets. TCP/IP remains the standard protocol for the Internet
  • DNS

    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
  • HTML

    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
  • WWW

    CERN introduces the World Wide Web to the public
  • browser war

    The browser war, primarily between the two major players Microsoft and Netscape, heats up. CNET buys tv.com for $15,000