10 Hottest Domains: 1996 vs. Today Remember when AOL was king? By Matt Cantor, Newser User Posted Jul 25, 2011 4:11 PM CDT 0 comments Comments A show attendee leaves the AOL booth at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Monday, Jan. 7, 2008. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma) (Newser) – Back in 1996, AOL was king of the Internet; its closest competitor was Webcrawler; and the University of Michigan owned a top 10 domain. Things have changed, as comScore data reveal in Business Insider: 1996: AOL. Today: Google sites. 1996: Webcrawler.com. Today: Yahoo! sites. 1996: Netscape. Today: Microsoft sites. 1996: Yahoo! Today: Facebook. 1996: Infoseek. Today: AOL. 1996: Prodigy. Today: Amazon. 1996: Compuserve. Today: Turner Digital. 1996: University of Michigan. Today: Glam Media. 1996: PrimeNet. Today: Ask Network. 1996: The Well. Today: Viacom Digital. Head to Business Insider for the rest of the top 20.