Category Archives: History of the Internet

Where Did “Black Friday” Come From?

The day after Thanksgiving in the United States is one we all know as the unofficial beginning of the holiday shopping season. Retailers and shoppers alike prepare all year for the deep discounts and manic—sometimes dangerous—bargain hunting this day is known for. But how did Black Friday get its name? And how did one day … Continue reading Where Did “Black Friday” Come From?

Namecheap’s CEO Reflects on 17 years in Business

For Namecheap’s 17th birthday, we sat down with Richard Kirkendall, CEO of Namecheap. In our interview, we picked his brain about Namecheap and how it started, how his values shaped our company and a glimpse of some of the cool things on the horizon. Why did you start Namecheap? I wanted to solve problems for … Continue reading Namecheap’s CEO Reflects on 17 years in Business

Inspiring Women Who Made Computing History

Did you know that behind every computer is a woman? I didn’t. When I was growing up, I assumed men were behind the advent of desktop computing. Indeed, as PCs became more mainstream, the rising stars of the industry only reinforced that idea: Tim Berners-Lee ‘invented’ the Internet. Bill Gates birthed Microsoft and its ubiquitous … Continue reading Inspiring Women Who Made Computing History

Participate in the Domain Name Bronze Rush

Back in the 1990s we experienced a virtual gold rush with the coming of the internet. With the introduction of the World Wide Web, people snapped up valuable internet real estate in the form of .com domain names. Because the web was new, businesses often had to claim domains from early domainers who beat them … Continue reading Participate in the Domain Name Bronze Rush