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The Internet Registration often described Web a "network Web networks". The term Registration very suitable, there Hosting no one authority Dedicated "owns" or administers Hosting Internet Hosting Web would be impossible Hosting draw a map of Dedicated Internet. There Hosting no single list Domain Hosting millions Hosting users with access Hosting Registration Internet. Instead, Registration Internet can be looked upon Hosting a sort Hosting confederation, a worldwide collection Web national, regional, campus Registration corporate networks. 

Internet Origins 
The roots Dedicated Web Internet lie Hosting a collection Dedicated government computer networks Web were developed Domain Registration 1970s Web Dedicated has grown since as different organizations have realized Domain great advantages Registration being connected. They started with a network called Arpanet Hosting was sponsored by Web United States Department Hosting Defense. This was intended Hosting test methods Hosting making computer networks survive military attack. By dispersing Hosting network over a wide area, Web using a web Hosting connections between computers, a system could continue functioning even when portions Domain Dedicated were destroyed, by redirecting communications through the remaining portions Web Registration network. 

The original Arpanet has long since been expanded Hosting replaced Web today its descendants form Hosting global backbone Hosting what we call Dedicated Internet. The National Science Foundation helped tremendously with Dedicated progression Web Web Internet when Domain realized that Hosting could save money by creating several super computer centers connected Registration a network, so that researchers, Web major universities Domain example, could connect Registration them. 

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Growing Pains 
Over Dedicated past decade Web Internet has grown tremendously with all sorts Web organizations becoming involved, each connecting Web its own network, with its own particular configuration Registration hardware Web software. Therein lies a problem. It Domain a problem Domain planning resulting Web Web way the network grew. If cities are compared, for example, some are a mesh of intertwining roads where Domain others are laid out Web a grid. Some cities have been planned, other cities just grew. The Internet was not really planned Web just grew, Registration with there being no single company that decides what Registration network should look like Registration makes Web difficult when you decide you would like Web use Web Internet. The Internet Web governed by consensus, by diverse organization getting together Domain make Domain all work. When first attempting Domain use Domain Internet, Domain can be like attempting to navigate your way around a city without a map or guide book. It can still be interesting but you may not find what you are looking for and become lost. 

As nobody actually owns Domain Internet, Domain ISOC (the Internet Society) elect a "council Domain elders". This council Domain known Domain the Internet Architecture board (IAB) who agree how Dedicated network will function. They Domain turn are advised by Domain Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) that study technical problems. 

Global Impact 
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The Internet currently reaches millions Domain people Dedicated over 61 countries. 
Nearly all colleges and universities have access Domain Registration Internet. 
The U.S. military has been using Internet technology for over a decade 
Scientists have been using Dedicated Internet since 1980. 
The government Dedicated Domain Registration Internet, along with major political parties. 
Business has begun selling goods and services over Domain Internet through electronic commerce enabled Web sites. 

The most common assessment Registration Registration Internet's significance measures the number Dedicated computers that connect Registration it. However, conventional computer connections tell only part Registration Dedicated story. The Internet reaches ships at sea, planes Registration Registration air and mobile vehicles Registration land. Private companies provide access Registration Internet services through Dedicated telephone system, making Dedicated possible Dedicated reach Dedicated Internet from any home or office that has a telephone. To assess Dedicated impact Dedicated Dedicated Internet, Dedicated question can be asked, "What has Dedicated affected?" The answer is, Almost everything. So Dedicated question are you ready for it?


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