|I believe you have the information all wrong.|
First, the internet matured from what was then a military project known as ARPAnet (Source).
Second, the WWW (World Wide Web) is a system of interlinked hypertext documents accessed via the Internet. With a web browser, one can view Web pages that may contain text, images, videos, and other multimedia and navigate between them using hyperlinks. (Source)
Third, I don't think your domain looks ugly at all. It could have been worse. Google worst domain names and you will find plenty of hits.