The FOTW Official Flag was chosen by the members of FOTW mailing list among eleven proposals. It was drawn by Mark Sensen who describes it as follows:
White on the hoist stands for peace, blue on the fly for progress. The six colours of the stars are the main colours used in flags. The stars help to make one bigger symbol. The way the stars are all connected to each other represents the Internet.
The flag was created on 11 November 1995, and adopted on 8 March 1996.