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Symbolics.com: The Oldest Domain Name Turns 30!

2 MINUTE READ | March 16, 2015

Symbolics.com: The Oldest Domain Name Turns 30!

I like to buy domains. I wish I like to sell domains. Buying them is an expensive habit! Anyhoo, today is a very big day in the world of domains. Today is the 30th anniversary of the registration of the first domain name – symbolics.com. From their site:

Symbolics.com is owned by a small investor group in Dallas, Texas.  This site offers unique and interesting facts pertaining to business and Internet history.

Today, Symbolics.com remains the first, and oldest, registered domain name out of approximately 275,000,000 domain names in existence.

You can also find some additional information about the history of symbolics.com over at NetworkWorld.

Also, just for fun, here is a list of the first 15 domains ever registered:

  • Mar 15, 1985 – symbolics.com – Symbolics

  • Apr 24, 1985 – bbn.com – BBN Technologies

  • May 24, 1985 – think.com – Thinking Machines

  • Jul 11, 1985 – mcc.com – Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corporation

  • Sep 30, 1985 – dec.com – Digital Equipment Corporation

  • Nov 7, 1985 – northrop.com – Northrop Corporation

  • Jan 9, 1986 – xerox.com – Xerox

  • Jan 17, 1986 – sri.com – SRI International

  • Mar 3, 1986 – hp.com – Hewlett-Packard

  • Mar 5, 1986 – bellcore.com – Bell Communications Research

  • Mar 19, 1986 – ibm.com – International Business Machines

  • Mar 19, 1986 – sun.com – Sun Microsystems

  • Mar 25, 1986 – intel.com – Intel

  • Mar 25, 1986 – ti.com – Texas Instruments

  • Apr 25, 1986 – att.com – AT&T

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Posted by Kerry Dean

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