Joined the Internet

Early 1991 was the start of the Baha'i International Community's inclusion on the Internet. The BIC was teh second commercial account on the first ISP operating in New York City, Panix. Before that, the office used DialCom, the world's first electronic mail server. Before that, electronic communications was exclusively via fax and telex. The first use of Internet was only for email. Two years later, the office had all of its statements converted from paper into text and placed on a Gopher server. In 1994, these statements were also placed on a FirstClass server created to support non-profits (TogetherNet). In 1996, the first BIC web site went live and replaced both the Gopher and FirstClass servers.