World's First Website (WWW)

The first website

The world’s first website was about the WWW project itself.

British physicist Tim Berners-Lee invented the web at CERN in 1989. The project, which Berners-Lee named "World Wide Web", was originally conceived and developed to meet the demand for information sharing between physicists in universities and institutes around the world.

See a 1993 copy of this first website at its original address, HERE

The first website was launched in 1991, it was on April 30, 1993 when CERN made the WWW technology available on a royalty-free basis.

The website, obviously very scarce by today's standards, contains only text explaining some of the basics of the World Wide Web. It was originally available at this address — — but for many years that URL has been redirecting to

And recently, The CERN has dug up a 1992 copy of the site — the earliest it could find — and put it back online at its original address.

CERN is the organization responsible for devising the fundamental web standards, they celebrated World Wide Web's 20th birthday by bringing back the first ever website to its original URL.HERE

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