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1985: Which Internet Domain is the Oldest in the World?

1985: Which Internet Domain is the Oldest in the World?
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Story Highlights

  • Historical event:
  • 15. March 1985
  • The first commercial Internet domain name in the history of the Internet was registered precisely on this day in 1985.

On this day in 1985 began the so-called “Dot-com era” with the registration of the first commercial Internet domain name in the history of the Internet.

Its name was symbolics.com and it was owned by the Symbolics, Inc., a computer company in the city of Cambridge in the U.S. state of Massachusetts (the famous Harvard University is also located there, and the well-known MIT is nearby).

Symbolics Inc. manufactured large business computers. In the year 2009 it sold the domain symbolics.com to XF.com Investments. Prices of Internet domains today reach staggering amounts.

 

For example, Facebook reportedly paid its fb.com domain 8.5 million dollars.

The symbolics.com webpage is still maintained today.

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