Internet Directory

The Web in Alphabetical Order

Internet Directory

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Established in late 2013 or early 2014, Internet Directory first appears in the Internet Archive on January 7, 2004. Internet Directory purports to be a listing of every domain using the .com extension, later to include .org, .net, and .gov.

Not a directory, like the other directories listed here, Internet Directory slowly scrolls all of the 150 million plus .com addresses on the screen, in alphabetical order. Its documentations suggest that on a fast browser, it would take 599 days to watch every domain scroll by. Clicking on a domain brings up a preview of the site in a frame.

Internet Directory was created by Daniel Temkin as an official project of the Webby Awards in conjunction with the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, Tim Berners-Lee, the World Wide Web Consortium, and the World Wide Web Foundation, to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Web.




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