100 Oldest Dot Com Domains

100 oldest dot com domains (Jottings.com)

Rank Create date Domain name
1. 15-Mar-1985 SYMBOLICS.COM
2. 24-Apr-1985 BBN.COM
3. 24-May-1985 THINK.COM
4. 11-Jul-1985 MCC.COM
5. 30-Sep-1985 DEC.COM
6. 07-Nov-1985 NORTHROP.COM
7. 09-Jan-1986 XEROX.COM
8. 17-Jan-1986 SRI.COM
9. 03-Mar-1986 HP.COM
10. 05-Mar-1986 BELLCORE.COM
11= 19-Mar-1986 IBM.COM
11= 19-Mar-1986 SUN.COM
13= 25-Mar-1986 INTEL.COM
13= 25-Mar-1986 TI.COM
15. 25-Apr-1986 ATT.COM
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100. 30-Nov-1987 NYNEXST.COM

via Radley Balko

What’s especially interesting to me is that it took 2-1/2 years to register the first 100. Heck, only ten went out the first year! Nowadays, people will buy up all the permutions of a site name on the merest hint that someone might want it.

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Comments

  1. Maggie says:

    “Nowadays, people will buy up all the permutions of a site name on the merest hint that someone might want it.”

    HOW RIGHT YOU ARE!

    http://www.nationalvanguard.org/story.php?id=4432

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