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Alta Vista was not created to take the internet by storm, or tap into a booming commercial opportunity that its developers had spotted.
And they couldn’t automatically find new websites, either.
That’s why Alta Vista’s original URL used a subdomain of it: altavista.
This Day In Tech History has a screenshot of its original homepage design.
Naturally, manually created directories had a limited lifespan.
Once the web began to explode in popularity, there was no way they could cover every site.