Mirabilis first released ICQ on November 15, 1996. The image is an example of how ICQ's looked in its early days. Mirabilis and ICQ were later purchased by AOL on June 8, 1998, for $287 million. With the introduction of AIM, ICQ was later sold by AOL to Digital Sky Technologies for $187.5 million. Today, Digital Sky Technologies is known as the Mail.Ru Group, and millions of users still use ICQ.