"The first web server was nxoc01.cern.ch, later called info.cern.ch, and the first web page http://nxoc01.cern.ch/hypertext/WWW/TheProject.html" Note that this was the first HTML website - not the first "internet" site. The internet existed as FTP, email, gopher, etc before the age of HTML and the WWW. The answer below is enlightening, even though it has little relevance to the posted question. You might try clicking through a site called Archive.org. They have been archiving millions of websites since 1996 or so. You can go back and see what Google or Yahoo (or practically any other early site) looked like when they started. It's kind of like checking out the Model - T, way before it was ever a Mustang!