History of the Internet

Events

"Packet Network Theory" paper was published by L. Kleinrock

1961

ARPANET concept created

1965

First memo was sent through a wide area computer network in California (connected two computers in different states and a low speed dial up telephone)

First host computer connected

April 1969

the ARPANET had finished development and the first host computer located in the University of California was connected to the system. This held basic text memos and simplistic mapping directories of the university it was developed in

First memo sent

June 1969

a second computer located in Stanford Research Institute (California) was connected, first message was sent over the ARPANET system between the two host computers

Other connections to ARPANET

October 1969

two other computers were connected to the network, contributing to the basic features such as visual representations of formula and refreshing systems.

Applications implimented

1971

several more computer systems had been added over the past 2 years, protocol systems were implemented, which allowed ARPANET network users to create applications.

Email established

1972

ARPANET was first introduced to the public eye and the first email system had been developed and implemented

Internet gateway created

1978

the first Internet gateway was created, which allowed other networks to be created

Protocol established

1981

ARPANET was expanded and developed, producing a developed network protocol system

ARPANET distributed to Universities

1982

ARPANET had started to be rolled out into multiple universities in the US

Domain naming system implemented

1983

First '.com' domain created

1985

Commercial use

1987

Commercial Internet Providers emerged, providing new networks

Public release

1988

ARPANET and the Internet were released to the public

AOL dial up

1989

services such as AOL dial up, email, and instant message were available on the Internet

ARPANET decommissioned

1990

The Internet Society was established

1992

World Wide Web

1994

the World Wide Web was created, allowing hypertext documents to be accessed from an information system anywhere within the network (first search engine)

Shopping domains established

1995

websites including amazon, eBay, and craigslist were established

Over 50,000 operational networks

1996

Google search engine established

1998

Google search engine and PayPal were established