is now an AI-driven “domain expert!” is the oldest domain, dating back to March 15, 1985. The gem was acquired by domain investor and entrepreneur, Aron Meystedt, who turned it into an iconic shrine of the pre-commercial internet era. For the past 5 years, it has displayed content akin to that of an internet museum. But no more! Thanks […]

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It’s hard to believe that the first domain name ever registered was Back in the day, the internet was a wild and untamed frontier, with no rules or regulations to speak of. But in the midst of all this chaos, one brave and visionary company stepped forward to claim the coveted title of first […]

Copyright © 2024 · All Rights Reserved. First .com #domain was registered at the end of the Soviet Union era

The domain name was the first .com to be registered, on March 15, 1985. It was also the first domain to be registered by application, as opposed to by allocation; takes that crown. turned 37 today and on the date of its registration, Mikhail Gorbachev had been president of the Soviet Union […]

Copyright © 2024 · All Rights Reserved. turned 36 – museum and internet history added, the first .com domain ever registered, turned 36 years old today. Registered on March 15, 1985, has become the symbol of a new technological era in communications, following the invention of the internet in 1974. Two years before was registered, the adoption of the TCP/IP protocol enabled the creation of the modern […]

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#Swedish domains : Is really older than ?

While is the oldest registered .com domain, it’s not the oldest domain. That title goes to, registered on January 1, 1985. Swedish-operated NORDUnet was the first European network to embrace the TCP/IP technology and to connect to the National Science Foundation Network in the United States, providing open access for university students in […]

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Back to the future: Has the #domain registration date changed?

Savvy domain investors know that, the first hand-registered .com domain, was marked with a registration date of March 15th, 1985. It was a Friday, and during that same week people in US were listening to “Can’t Fight This Feeling” by REO Speedwagon, all while in the UK the Dead Or Alive had sent “You […]

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#Symbolics .com : Aron Meysted’s #domain baby is now 35 years old

Happy 35th birthday, The first domain name ever to be registered, on March 15, 1985, celebrates is third-and-a-half decade today. đŸ˜€ Aron Meystedt‘s baby of a domain is a milestone of Internet history. Back in the day, nobody had ever heard about domain names. Aron wasn’t much of a toddler either, but in 2009 […]

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Shocking : You can buy the “first domain” for only $20,000 dollars!

When it comes down to buying aged domains, they arrive with a price tag representative of their maturity. Old domain names can be very expensive, and can cost tens of thousands of dollars, or more. Just how much would one have to pay to acquire the first domain? That’s hard to answer, without disclosing the […]

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#Symbolics .com : Oldest .com #domain now hosting an Internet museum, the oldest registered .com domain, is a piece of Internet history on its own accord. Registered on March 15, 1985, this domain relic represents the beginning of the domain industry’s 30+ year history. Aron Maystedt, owner of since 2009, announced the addition of an Internet Museum as a permanent exhibit on The […]

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Paul Mockapetris : gTLD domain evidence in the original RFC 882 from 1983

Paul Mockapetris, along with the late Jon Postel, invented the Internet Domain Name System, introducing this document (RFC 882) in 1983: “Domain Names – Concepts and Facilities.” This RFC (request for comments) document, introduced domain style names, their use for ARPA Internet mail and host address support, and the protocols and servers used to implement […]

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Domain party like it’s 1985 : Happy 31st birthday,

It’s been 31 years since March 15th, 1985 – the date that the domain became the first ever .com to be registered after a company applied for it. Through the years, was used as a temporary placeholder for ancient software, and eventually domain investor Aron Meystedt acquired it, for an undisclosed amount in […]

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