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New York City 1970 : The oldest #domain ever registered?

New York City, 1970. The Vietnam war was still raging at the time, but business was strong in the Big Apple. In this pre-disco era, funk is strong, and so is crime. Drugs, prostitution, murder – the core elements in NYC of the early 70’s led to its nickname at the time: Fear City. And […]

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#NORDU .net : Oldest #domain is 12071 days old per #DomainTools

NORDU.net, the oldest domain name with a registration date of January 1, 1985 is now 33 years old. But wait, isn’t Symbolics.com the oldest domain, you might say. Not so fast, domain ranger. While Symbolics.com is indeed the oldest registered domain name, and the oldest .com, it’s not the oldest. On the other hand, NORDU.net, […]

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Oldest domain name: Not Symbolics, ICANN data shows

After extensive research spanning several dozen dusty volumes of ICANN material, the shocking news is that the oldest domain name application isn’t that of Symbolics.com. “I know that this will shock many who for years believed that Symbolics.com is the oldest domain name,” said ICANN research manager, Chris Mouse. “The fact is, that there was […]

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Frank Bottom – World’s oldest domainer

Frank Bottom “minds his own business” and starts his day by eating a large spoonful of honey and a glass of  pure water. Then he takes a walk around the neighborhood of his east Louisville home, greeting every neighbor along the way. An hour or so later, after a session of light callisthenics, Frank Bottom […]

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