The History of the Internet
Networks such as ARPANET were developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s using a variety of protocols.
The first ARPANET link was established between the University of California and Stanford Research Institute
The first central authority was the Network Information Centre (NIC) at
Stanford Research Institute, Ca.
In September 2009 ICANN gained autonomy from the US government by ending its longstanding agreements. The history of the Internet will now be played out in many ways as a consequence of the ICANN organization.
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History of the Internet