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Only the overreaching definitions of the two principal name spaces in the Internet, the Internet Protocol address (IP address) space and the Domain Name System (DNS), are directed by a maintainer organization, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).

By the late 2000s, its services and technologies had been incorporated into virtually every aspect of human lives.

Commercial Internet service providers (ISPs) emerged in the late 1980s and early 1990s. By 1995, the Internet was fully commercialized in the U. when the NSFNet was decommissioned, removing the last restrictions on use of the Internet to carry commercial traffic.

The beginning of dedicated transatlantic communication between the NSFNET and networks in Europe was established with a low-speed satellite relay between Princeton University and Stockholm, Sweden in December 1988.

that should be written with an initial capital letter.

In common use and the media, it is often erroneously not capitalized, viz. Some guides specify that the word should be capitalized when used as a noun, but not capitalized when used as an adjective.