10 Hottest Domains: 1996 vs. Today
Remember when AOL was king?
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Jul 25, 2011 4:11 PM CDT
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:

  1. 1996: AOL. Today: Google sites.
  2. 1996: Webcrawler.com. Today: Yahoo! sites.
  3. 1996: Netscape. Today: Microsoft sites.

  1. 1996: Yahoo! Today: Facebook.
  2. 1996: Infoseek. Today: AOL.
  3. 1996: Prodigy. Today: Amazon.
  4. 1996: Compuserve. Today: Turner Digital.
  5. 1996: University of Michigan. Today: Glam Media.
  6. 1996: PrimeNet. Today: Ask Network.
  7. 1996: The Well. Today: Viacom Digital.
Head to Business Insider for the rest of the top 20.