With dot .com celebrating its 31st anniversary with Symbolics.com yesterday, it’s about time to dig into the domain name history overall.
The first ccTLD domains were allocated in the 1980’s and one of them predated the registration date of .com.
Country TLDs were applied for by the respective technical institutions, academic facilities or national telecommunication councils of the countries seeking them.
Today’s list from the Internet archives, contains the first ccTLDs that went live in the 1980’s.
In this notation, the date of registration follows the format YY/MM/DD.
850215 US United States of America (US-DOM)
850724 UK United Kingdom of Great Britain (UK-DOM)
851024 IL Israel (State of) (IL-DOM)
860305 AU Australia (AU-DOM)
860425 NL Netherlands (NL-DOM)
860805 JP Japan (JP-DOM)
860902 FR France (FR-DOM)
860904 SE Sweden (Kingdom of) (SE-DOM)
860929 KR Korea (Republic of) (KR-DOM)
861105 DE Germany (Federal Republic of) (DE-DOM)
861204 FI Finland (FI-DOM)
870119 NZ New Zealand (NZ-DOM)
870317 NO Norway (Kingdom of) (NO-DOM)
870514 CA Canada (CA-DOM)
870520 CH Switzerland (Swiss Confederation) (CH-DOM)
870608 MY Malaysia top level domain (MY-DOM)
870714 DK Denmark (Kingdom of) (DK-DOM)
870923 AR Argentina (Argentine Republic) (AR-DOM)
871118 IS Iceland (Republic of) (IS-DOM)
871223 IT Italy (IT-DOM)
880101 CL Chile (Republic of) (CL-DOM)
880120 AT Austria (Republic of) (AT-DOM)
880127 IE Ireland (IE-DOM)
880414 ES Spain (ES-DOM)
880630 PT Portugal (Portuguese Republic) (PT-DOM)
880805 BE Belgium (Kingdom of) (BE-DOM)
880907 TH Thailand (Kingdom of) (TH-DOM)
881019 SG Singapore (Republic of) (SG-DOM)
890201 MX Mexico (United Mexican States) (MX-DOM)
890219 GR Greece (Hellenic Republic) (GR-DOM)
890418 BR Brazil (Federative Republic of) (BR-DOM)
890508 IN India (Republic of) (IN-DOM)
890615 YU2 Yugoslavia (Federal Republic of) (YU2-DOM)
890731 TW Taiwan (TW-DOM)
890827 PR Puerto Rico (PR-DOM)
891013 NI Nicaragua (Republic of) (NI-DOM)
Was your country on that list? 😀
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