The World’s First Website back at its Original Address

website urlThe guys over at CERN, the organization responsible for devising the fundamental web standards has decided to give us a little history lesson as a part of the World Wide Web’s 20th birthday by bringing back the first ever website to its original web address.

Just so you guys know, the first ever website was launched in 1991, but it was April 30th of 1993 that CERN made the WWW technology available on a royalty-free basis. The first web presence comes nothing close to today’s standards as it contains only text explaining some of the basics of the World Wide Web, not as graphical as the websites you have grown accustom.

It was originally available at this address — http://info.cern.ch/hypertext/WWW/TheProject.html — but for many years that URL has been redirecting to http://info.cern.ch. Well the guys at CERN managed to digg up a copy of the site from 1992, the earliest they could find, it is now available for your viewing pleasure online at its original address.

[Source: Mashable]

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