The first user of the internet was Charley Kline, a student of the University of California, Los Angeles. He sent the first message which consisted of just five characters – “login”. It was transmitted over the ARPANET, the network of the Advanced Research Projects Agency and the precursor of the Internet.
The message was sent on 29th October 1969 from UCLA’s SDS Sigma 7 Host computer to the Stanford Research Institute’s SDS 940 Host computer.
Technically, at that time, ARPANET wasn’t the Internet, as we know it, because it wasn’t running the TCP/IP protocol!
Once he gained control of sex.com domain name illegally, Stephen M. Cohen created an advertising rich site which earned him $50 K - $500 K per month. The domain's legitimate owner was Gary Kremen, of Match.com fame. To take control of sex.com, Stephen M. Cohen provide false information to the domain name registrar Network Solutions. Gary Kremen, sued and finally won with the courts ordering Cohen to pay $65 million. [more...]