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History of the Internet

The Invisible Internet
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Shaping the Internet's Future 29 October 2019

The Invisible Internet

Editor’s Note: Fifty years ago today, on October 29th, 1969, a team at UCLA started to transmit five letters...

Final report on TCP/IP migration in 1983
Deploy360 15 September 2016

Final report on TCP/IP migration in 1983

Sometimes you need to go back to the past to learn lessons for the future, and with much current discussion...

Remembering Ray Tomlinson
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About Internet Society 6 March 2016

Remembering Ray Tomlinson

The Internet community has lost one of our true innovators and pioneers.  Ray Tomlinson, best known as the inventor...

History of the Internet Holds the Keys to Its Future
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Community Projects 11 June 2015

History of the Internet Holds the Keys to Its Future

June 11, 201516:30 UTCHashtag: #InternetAgeWatch the event on LiveStream  The Internet Society, in partnership with the Smithsonian’s National Museum...

Happy Birthday, Backbone
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Internet Governance 30 April 2015

Happy Birthday, Backbone

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the decommissioning of the NSFNET backbone on April 30 1995, an important milestone...

Internet Milestones
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Internet Governance 26 June 2014

Internet Milestones

When thinking about the Internet these days, many people think about ‘big data’, but we should also keep in...

On The 25th Anniversary Of The Web, Let Us Keep It Open And Make It More Secure
Deploy360 12 March 2014

On The 25th Anniversary Of The Web, Let Us Keep It Open And Make It More Secure

Can we even begin to count the ways the “Web” has affected all of our lives? Today is the...

The History of the Internet in Africa
Connecting the World 25 November 2013

The History of the Internet in Africa

The Internet is now growing faster in Africa than any other region. But, it took a lot of time...

Introducing The DNSSEC History Project – Can You Help Complete The Story?
Deploy360 16 October 2013

Introducing The DNSSEC History Project – Can You Help Complete The Story?

Can you please help us fill in the blanks and complete the story of how DNSSEC came about?  Back...