Year Table of Internet History of Asia and World

Year Asia World
1963
 Intergalactic Computer Network, Memo by Licklider
1966
 SDC-MIT/Lincoln Lab Network Expereiment
 1969
 ARPANET
 NWG
 RFC
 1970    NPL Data Communications Network
 1971    Tymnet
 1972    ARPANET Demonstration at ICCC
 
Int'l Network Working Group (INWG)
 1973    ARPANET Extension to UK and Norway
 Cyclades, France
 1974
   Ethernet
 BBN Telenet Service
 1977
 1978
   First Major TCP Internetwork Demonstration
 CACHE (BBS)
 1979    UUCPNET
 IAB (originally ICCB)
 1980  ACSNET, Australia
 Networks-80, India
 Usenet
 4000~5000 Users with Over 66 Nodes
 1981  N1net, Japan  CSNET
 BITNET
 1982  IPv4 Network (SDN), South Korea  International Academic NetWorkshop (IANW)
 1983  UUCPNET/Usenet in Asia, South Korea
 CSNET in Asia (Israel)
 IPv4 Deployment
 Separation of MILNET from ARPANET
 MCImail
 1984  NUS/UNESCO Workshop, Singapore
 AsiaNet
 JANET, UK
 FidoNet
 1985   BITNET in Asia, Japan  DNS Deployment
 Pacific Computer Comm. Symposium (PCCS)
 2000 Hosts
 1986  ccTLDs in Asia
 Int'l Academic NetWorkshop-AsiaPacific
 Joint Workshop on Computer Communications
 SDN Workshop (changed to WCCW, SWCC)
 IETF
 NSFNET
 Interop
 Commercial IP Routers (Cisco, Proteon)
 Brain (computer virus)
 1987    10,000 Hosts Connected to Internet
 
Commercial Internet Service Provider (UUnet)
 1988  WIDE Project
 Morris Worm 
 CCIRN
 Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA)
 CERT Coordination Center
 1989  PAcific Computer COMm Project (PACCOM)
 
Int'l Academic NetWorkshop (IANW), Sydney
 Commercial ISP (Pegasus, Australia)
 100,000 Hosts Connected to Internet
 1990  IP Meeting, Japan (changed to Internet Week)  ARPANET Phaseout
 WWW
 3 Million Internet Users
 1991  APNG (orignally APCCIRN)
 CAREN (Consortium of Asian R&E Network)
 INET, Copenhagen 
 1992  INET, Kobe  Internet Society
 One Million Computers Connected to Internet 
 Mosaic
 RIPE NCC
 1993  JPNIC (originally JNIC)
 APNIC Pilot Project 
 IETF RFC  (Japan, South Korea)
 InterNIC
 NIST Approval of TCP/IP as GOSIP Alternative
 eBay
 1994  Interop, Tokyo  WWW Consortium (W3C) 
 NANOG
 Yahoo!
 Amazon
 1995  APNIC
 APIA 
 AI3 
 APII
 NSFNET Phaseout
 Windows95 (with TCP/IP)
 1996  APRICOT, Singapore   Internet World Exposition
 International Ad Hoc Committee (IAHC) 
 Internet2
 @Home
 1997  APAN
 TransPac Project
 M Root Server, Japan
 ThruNet, South Korea
 Naver, South Korea
 STAR TAP 
 Google
 1998  APTLD (originally APccTLD)
 APBioNet
 Singapore-MIT Alliance(Remote Class)
 Int'l Forum on the White Paper (IFWP)
 ICANN
 US-EU Safe Harbor Agreement
 1999  First ICANN Meeting, Singapore 
 Remote Intercontinental Class (USA-Japan)
 Alibaba, China
 Tencent, China
 SayClub, and Cyworld, South Korea
 IPv6 Deployment
 Napster 
 2000  Trans-Eurasia Information Network(TEIN)
 APOPS
 AP* Retreat
 Baidu, China
 Chinese Domain Name Consortium (CDNC)
 GEANT
 IETF IDN WG
 Multilingual Internet Name Consortium
 2001  School on Internet (SOI) Asia 
 Asia PKI Consortium (originally Asia PKI Forum)
  Wikipedia
 2002  APCERT
 APNG Camp, Bangkok
 IETF, Yokohama
 Silk Programme
 100 Million Internet Users
 2003  SANOG  SQL Slammer Worm
 WSIS, Geneva
 2004  GLORIAD (China, Russia, South Korea,...)
 GLORIAD
 Facebook
 WGIG
 2005
 WSIS, Tunis
 YouTube
 2006  DotAsia  One Billion Internet Users
 Internet Governance Forum (IGF)
 Twitter
 Wikileaks
 2007  SIGCOMM, Kyoto  Smart Phone (iPhone)
 Android OS
 2008  AsiaFI.net
 IGF, Hyderabad 
 Africa Asia Forum on Network Res. & Eng.
 China: Largest Internet User Population (220m)
 OIC-CERT
 Blockchain and Bitcoin
 2009  Interop, Mumbai
 Weibo, China
 Central Asia Res. & Edu. Network (CAREN)
 100 Million Websites with Apache
 WhatsApp
 Uber
 2010  APrIGF
 APIX
 Asia Cloud Computing Association (ACCA)
 Stuxnet
 IDN TLD
 2011  One Billion Internet Users in Asia
 IPv4 Exhaustion at APNIC
 Asia Internet History Project
 Two Billion Internet Users
 IPv4 Exhaustion at IANA
 Cyberspace Conference, London
 2 Million Monthly New Malware Samples (McAfee) 
 2012  DiDi Chuxing, China  WCIT-2012, Geneva
 Facebook with One Billion Users
 2013  One Billion Messaging Users in Asia
       

 Snowden Revelations
 One Billion Messaging Users in the World
 200,000 Daily New Malware Samples (Kaspersky)
 2014   World Internet Conference, Wuzhen, China
  Korea Internet History (book, interview video)
 Announcement on IANA Transfer
 NETmundial, Sao Paulo
 Marco Civil
 3 Billion Internet Users
 2015  APSIG
 Internet Museum, China
 India: Second Largest Internet User Population
 WSIS+10
 10 Billion (or
 8 Billion or 13 Billion) IoT Devices(?)
 1 Billion WeChat Accounts
 2016
 Electronic World Trade Platform(Alibaba)  IPv6 Reaches 12% (among Google Users)
 IANA Transfer (2016-10-01)
 Mirai, First IoT DDoS
 2017
   Netflix:100 Million Users in 190+ Countries
 Facebook with 2 Billion Users
 2018
 
 2019
 
 2020
 




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