1997: Netflix is founded by Reed Hastings and Marc Randolph as a company that sends users DVDs by mail.
1974: Vinton Cerf and Bob Kahn (the duo said by many to be the Fathers of the Internet) publish "A Protocol for Packet Network Interconnection," which details the design of TCP.
1976: Queen Elizabeth II hits the “send button” on her first email.
TCP/IP remains the standard protocol for the Internet.
1983: The Domain Name System (DNS) establishes the familiar .edu, .gov, .com, .mil, .org, .net, and system for naming websites.
in Massachusetts, becomes the first registered domain.
1986: The National Science Foundation’s NSFNET goes online to connected supercomputer centers at 56,000 bits per second — the speed of a typical dial-up computer modem.Over time the network speeds up and regional research and education networks, supported in part by NSF, are connected to the NSFNET backbone — effectively expanding the Internet throughout the United States.The NSFNET was essentially a network of networks that connected academic users along with the ARPANET.1992: The first audio and video are distributed over the Internet. 1993: The number of websites reaches 600 and the White House and United Nations go online.Marc Andreesen develops the Mosaic Web browser at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. is created by Jerry Yang and David Filo, two electrical engineering graduate students at Stanford University.1998: The Internet Protocol version 6 introduced, to allow for future growth of Internet Addresses.