In celebration of the 20 year anniversary of the World Wide Web, the first ever website is resurrected to it’s original URL. CERN, the organization and initiative which made the world wide web technology available in April 30, 1993 to us for free leading it to flourish and evolve has put back the first copy of the site into its original link or URL.

The first website was actually launched in 1991 but it was in April 20, 1993 that CERN opened the technology to the public and provided us with unimaginable resource of information and communication 20 years after. The copy that was posted comes from the year 1992, the earliest copy of their website and as expected, it is plain text and hypertexts.


Screenshot of NeXT, the original web browser way back 1993 as it browses CERN, the first website.

Click the link below to view it for yourself and experience the first WWW before it shuts down:

If you compare it with today’s standard it would be a laughing stock in the net. It looked like the “hello World” html that kids make in their computer classes. The content of the World Wide Web are terminilogies explaining the world wide web and link to documents and files from CERN which will help web developers learn more of the internet in the 90′s.

“There is no sector of society that has not been transformed by the invention, in a physics laboratory, of the web”, says Rolf Heuer, CERN Director-General. “From research to business and education, the web has been reshaping the way we communicate, work, innovate and live. The web is a powerful example of the way that basic research benefits humankind.”

So enjoy browsing the first world wide web and experience how it feels surfing the net in the year 1992.

The First Ever Website Is Back

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