ARPA (Advanced Research Projects Agency) goes online in December, connecting four major U.S. universities. Designed for research, education, and government organizations, it provides a communications network linking the country in the event that a military attack destroys conventional communications systems.
The word “Internet” is used for the first time.
A virus called the Internet Worm temporarily shuts down about 10% of the world's Internet servers.
Google opens its first office, in California.
YouTube.com is launched.
There are more than 92 million websites online.