Google.com was created 20 years ago — here’s what it looked like when it first launched (GOOG, GOOGL)

September 15, 2017
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Google.com was registered 20 years ago, on September 15, 1997, according to Icann, the organization that regulates domain names.

Google acknowledged the domain name milestone in a tweet on Friday:

Happy domain-iversary! Celebrating 20 years since we registered https://t.co/ePnBWEpWpj with a whooole lot of o’s. pic.twitter.com/FQh30rSDDk

— Google (@Google) September 15, 2017

However, Google didn’t launch its webpage until a year later, on September 27, 1998, which is the day Google usually refers to as its birthday.

In the 19 or so years since then, Google.com has changed a lot. The primary colors in the logo and …read more

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