In 1996, I was a creative director at BBDO working on the M&M’s account. I remember going out to Hackettstown, N.J., and saying we probably needed to create a website. This was seven years after Sir Tim Berners-Lee had created the World Wide Web. As I recall, we found two companies that built sites back then: RedSky and Interactive 8. And rumor had it Adam Curry, a VJ at MTV, was buying up domain names, whatever those were.