25 Years of .com

It was on this day twenty five years ago that symbolics.com was registered as the first registered domain name. Symbolics, Inc. then used to be a computer manufacturer. The domain is now owned by an investment firm.

Check how many domains do you know from this list:

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The first fifteen domain names registered (source: itif.org)

As you may notice, HP, IBM, Sun, Intel and others joined the bandwagon a year later. Here is an interesting paper on internet economy that one must read – The Internet Economy 25 Years After .Com. It also talks about the history of .com sites.

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