History of the Internet

1997-2008

1997

*Go Daddy was founded by Bob Parsons in 1997. Danica Patrick, an IndyCar driver, was one of Go Daddy's primary sponsors.

1998

*The first Google Doodle had made an appearance on Google's website in 1998.

1999

*In 1999, Yahoo! buys GeoCities for $3.65 billion.  

2000

*AOL accompanies with Time Warner in 2000, and becomes AOL Time Warner.

2001

*The first treaty of criminal offenses are committed over the internet in 2001.

2002

*In 2002, there were 3 million websites. Now there are 555 million websites!

2003

*In 2003, Apple opens the iTunes store!

2004

*Online shopping, in 2004, reaches a new high of $117 billion.

2005

*In 2005, Youtube.com is launched!

2006

*Internet Governance Forum have their first meeting in 2006.

2007

*In 2007, iTunes reaches one billion downloads.

2008

*In 2008, it's Google's tenth birthday!