First ever registered domain finds a new home

The first Internet domain name,, was registered 25 years ago today, on March 15, 1985. The site still exists, although the Lisp computer company in whose name the domain was first registered, Symbolics Inc., is now defunct. A private company called Symbolics-dks now owns the assets of the original company and continues to maintain an open development language called Genera. Original Symbolics staffers included Neal Feinberg, Sonya Keene, Scott McKay, David Moon, Ken Pitman and Dan Weinreb.

“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. “Who would have guessed 25 years ago where the internet would be today. This really was a groundbreaking event.” Read More…

First Domain to be registered ?

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This world of internet is always on a hunt for new keywords to  make that perfect domain name. But think back, if you had an opportunity to buy domain names of your choice, what would that be ? google? facebook? think or ask ? or 😀 lotsa and lotsa of options. I would have taken a day off to go for domain shopping 🙂

Anyways, I would list down the first domain that was sold out.

1. 15-Mar-1985 — SYMBOLICS.COM
2. 24-Apr-1985 —  BBN.COM
3. 24-May-1985 — THINK.COM Read More…