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Interesting Facts About Internet You May Not Know About

Interesting Facts About Internet You May Not Know About
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Let’s have a look at some of the interesting facts about the Internet.

  1. The first ever registered domain is It was registered on March 15, 1985.
  2. It is the global system for interconnected computer networks. A Lot of computer networks are interconnected to form a large universal network of networks. It’s a global network that is made up of many voluntarily interconnected autonomous networks.
  3. It uses TCP/IP protocol for transmitting data over the network. It is an internet protocol suite.
  4. Did you know, the internet was included in the list of USA Today’s New Seven Wonders list in 2006?
  5. Did you know, the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) is a standards organization for the Internet and is responsible for the technical standards that comprise the Internet protocol suite (TCP/IP)? Anyone can contribute to it without his/her technical expertise. It’s a non-profit organization.
  6. To ensure the interoperability, the principal name spaces of the Internet are administered by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). It’s an American multi stakeholder group and nonprofit organization that coordinates and maintains the procedures of several databases related to the namespaces and numerical spaces of the Internet.
  7. ICANN coordinates the assignment of unique identifiers for use on the Internet, including domain names, IP addresses, application port numbers in the transport protocols, etc.
  8. Did you know, the Regional Internet registries (RIRs) were established for five regions of the world? AfriNIC, ARIN, APNIC, LACNIC and RIPE NCC. Namely, African Network Information Center (AfriNIC) for Africa, the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) for North America, the Asia-Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC) for Asia and the Pacific region, the Latin American and Caribbean Internet Addresses Registry (LACNIC) for Latin America and the Caribbean region, and the Réseaux IP Européens – Network Coordination Centre (RIPE NCC) for Europe.