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25 Years Of The .com
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msg:4097896
 12:06 pm on Mar 15, 2010 (gmt 0)

25 Years Of The .com [news.bbc.co.uk]
The internet celebrates a landmark event on the 15 March - the 25th birthday of the day the first dotcom name was registered.

In March 1985, Symbolics computers of Cambridge, Massachusetts entered the history books with an internet address ending in dotcom.

"This birthday is really significant because what we are celebrating here is the internet and dotcom is a good, well known placeholder for the rest of the internet," said Mark Mclaughlin, chief executive officer of Verisign the company that is responsible for looking after the dotcom domain.


 

JS_Harris




msg:4098263
 8:27 pm on Mar 15, 2010 (gmt 0)

A very important date indeed, I can't imagine the world offline. Having grown up before things like email I can see that kids today have no idea how much the world has changed since then.

Emilio




msg:4098281
 8:43 pm on Mar 15, 2010 (gmt 0)

I was born a year before the first dotcom was registered.

HuskyPup




msg:4098318
 9:17 pm on Mar 15, 2010 (gmt 0)

I can see that kids today have no idea how much the world has changed since then.


<off topic>Yeah...they have absolutely no idea how to socialise! Seriously, my kids just cannot comprehend how we could organise massive parties without mobile phones and the Net...and the home phone was not an option.</off topic>

I was thinking about this and dotcom names today. Did anyone here refuse/give up/sell a domain name early on, say 90s, which is now a household name or worth a fortune?

ChineseDomainName




msg:4098610
 8:07 am on Mar 16, 2010 (gmt 0)

I have also seen this news this morning, and i am just curious about how much dot COM was 25 years ago.
Anyone can tell me ?

HuskyPup




msg:4098868
 3:50 pm on Mar 16, 2010 (gmt 0)

I can tell you I paid USD 70.00 per domain in 1994...searching for your answer!

HuskyPup




msg:4098876
 3:59 pm on Mar 16, 2010 (gmt 0)

Just found this:

1. symbolics.com: March 15, 1985

2. bbn.com: April 24, 1985

3. think.com: May 24, 1985

4. mcc.com: July 11, 1985

5. dec.com: September 30, 1985

6. northrop.com: November 7, 1985

7. xerox.com: January 9, 1986

8. sri.com: January 17, 1986

9. hp.com: March 3, 1986

10. bellcore.com: March 5, 1986

11. ibm.com: March 19, 1986

12. sun.com: March 19, 1986

13. intel.com: March 25, 1986

14. ti.com: March 25, 1986

15. att.com: April 25, 1986

16. gmr.com: May 8, 1986

17. tek.com: May 8, 1986

18. fmc.com: July 10, 1986

19. ub.com: July 10, 1986

20. bell-atl.com: August 5, 1986

21. ge.com: August 5, 1986

22. grebyn.com: August 5, 1986

23. isc.com: August 5, 1986

24. nsc.com: August 5, 1986

25. stargate.com: August 5, 1986

26. boeing.com: September 2, 1986

27. itcorp.com: September 18, 1986

28. siemens.com: September 29, 1986

29. pyramid.com: October 18, 1986

30. alphacdc.com: October 27, 1986

31. bdm.com: October 27, 1986

32. fluke.com: October 27, 1986

33. inmet.com: October 27, 1986

34. kesmai.com: October 27, 1986

35. mentor.com: October 27, 1986

36. nec.com: October 27, 1986

37. ray.com: October 27, 1986

38. rosemount.com: October 27, 1986

39. vortex.com: October 27, 1986

40. alcoa.com: November 5, 1986

41. gte.com: November 5, 1986

42. adobe.com: November 17, 1986

43. amd.com: November 17, 1986

44. das.com: November 17, 1986

45. data-io.com: November 17, 1986

46. octopus.com: November 17, 1986

47. portal.com: November 17, 1986

48. teltone.com: November 17, 1986

49. 3com.com: December 11, 1986

50. amdahl.com: December 11, 1986

51. ccur.com: December 11, 1986

52. ci.com: December 11, 1986

53. convergent.com: December 11, 1986

54. dg.com: December 11, 1986

55. peregrine.com: December 11, 1986

56. quad.com: December 11, 1986

57. sq.com: December 11, 1986

58. tandy.com: December 11, 1986

59. tti.com: December 11, 1986

60. unisys.com: December 11, 1986

61. cgi.com: January 19, 1987

62. cts.com: January 19, 1987

63. spdcc.com: January 19, 1987

64. apple.com: February 19, 1987

65. nma.com: March 4, 1987

66. prime.com: March 4, 1987

67. philips.com: April 4, 1987

68. datacube.com: April 23, 1987

69. kai.com: April 23, 1987

70. tic.com: April 23, 1987

71. vine.com: April 23, 1987

72. ncr.com: April 30, 1987

73. cisco.com: May 14, 1987

74. rdl.com: May 14, 1987

75. slb.com: May 20, 1987

76. parcplace.com: May 27, 1987

77. utc.com: May 27, 1987

78. ide.com: June 26, 1987

79. trw.com: July 9, 1987

80. unipress.com: July 13, 1987

81. dupont.com: July 27, 1987

82. lockheed.com: July 27, 1987

83. rosetta.com: July 28, 1987

84. toad.com: August 18, 1987

85. quick.com: August 31, 1987

86. allied.com: September 3, 1987

87. dsc.com: September 3, 1987

88. sco.com: September 3, 1987

89. gene.com: September 22, 1987

90. kccs.com: September 22, 1987

91. spectra.com: September 22, 1987

92. wlk.com: September 22, 1987

93. mentat.com: September 30, 1987

94. wyse.com: October 14, 1987

95. cfg.com: November 2, 1987

96. marble.com: November 9, 1987

97. cayman.com: November 16, 1987

98. entity.com: November 16, 1987

99. ksr.com: November 24, 1987

100. nynexst.com: November 30, 1987

artek




msg:4099083
 9:21 pm on Mar 16, 2010 (gmt 0)

Yes, 25 years old and getting more beautiful every day!
I wish I had known you preciou$ $weetheart when you started to sow the Web!

ChineseDomainName




msg:4099185
 1:20 am on Mar 17, 2010 (gmt 0)

hi, HuskyPup, it is so kind of you to show such valuable information on dot com's 25-year-old birthday.

Wlauzon




msg:4099323
 5:51 am on Mar 17, 2010 (gmt 0)

Our first URL was registered sometime in 1997. At that time GoDaddy had just started up, and we were one of the first 1000 to register a domain there (it is still registered there, and I still have the coffee cup they offered) :D

pslht




msg:4099349
 7:26 am on Mar 17, 2010 (gmt 0)

25 years ago I did not understand, I bought the domain last year.

[edited by: engine at 8:50 am (utc) on Mar 17, 2010]

TamanRoyal




msg:4099510
 1:40 pm on Mar 17, 2010 (gmt 0)

Wish I invested in domain name back then. Nowadays, you have to work hard to find a domain name even if it's 2 or 3 words name.

ChineseDomainName




msg:4100031
 1:00 am on Mar 18, 2010 (gmt 0)

Oh, my God, it seems like our domain was registered 20 years later, bad thing!

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