America Online

Updated: 12/30/2019 by Computer Hope

Originally known as Quantum Computer Services, Quantum Link, or Q-Link, AOL was co-founded by Steve Case in 1985. It is one of the most iconic ISPs (Internet service providers) in the history of the web.

America Online logo

Today, AOL has shifted its focus towards content development and has acquired such online properties as TechCruch, The Huffington Post,, and many more.

Contact information

Phone: (800) 827-6364
Members phone: (888) 265-8008
Fax: None or unknown
TTY: (800) 759-3323
Website: Official AOL website
Official WinAmp website
Official ICQ website
Official MapQuest website
E-mail: AOL contact page
Address: America Online, Inc.
22000 AOL Way
Dulles, VA 20166
Stock: AOL

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Company news

June 23, 2015 - Verizon announced it had completed the acquisition of AOL for $4.4 billion.

March 1, 2008 - AOL ends support for the Netscape Internet browser.

November 3, 2002 - AOL announces that AIM and ICQ will work together.

June 13, 2001 - AOL releases Netscape 6.1 beta.

May 22, 2001 - AOL raises its access rates $1.95 a month.

March 08, 2001 - AOL membership surpasses 28 million.

January 10, 2000 - AOL announces it has acquired Time Warner for $164 billion in stock and becomes AOL Time Warner.

December 22, 1999 - AOL buys MapQuest for 1.1 billion dollars.

June 1, 1999 - AOL purchases Nullsoft.

November 24, 1998 - AOL announces it will acquire Netscape Communications for an estimated value of $4.2 billion.

June 8, 1998 - AOL purchases Mirabilis, the makers of ICQ for $287 million.