Today in 1997 was the first year of the annual Webby Award event, which was the first-ever nationally televised awards ceremony devoted to the Internet. 700 people attended the event at Bimbo’s Night Club in San Francisco. Also today, Queen Elizabeth II launched the first official royal website and The Bonny View Cottage Furniture company registered the one millionth Internet domain name. By December 2009 there were 192 million domain names, a number growing to 84 million by March 15, 2010.
The Web Oscarized
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