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#Swedish domains : Is ENEA.se really older than Symbolics.com ?

While Symbolics.com is the oldest registered .com domain, it’s not the oldest domain. That title goes to NORDU.net, 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 Symbolics.com #domain registration date changed?

Savvy domain investors know that Symbolics.com, 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, Symbolics.com. The first domain name ever to be registered, on March 15, 1985, celebrates is third-and-a-half decade today. 😀 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

Symbolics.com, 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 Symbolics.com since 2009, announced the addition of an Internet Museum as a permanent exhibit on Symbolics.com. 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, Symbolics.com

It’s been 31 years since March 15th, 1985 – the date that the domain Symbolics.com became the first ever .com to be registered after a company applied for it. Through the years, Symbolics.com 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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Thirty years ago, dot .COM registrations happened once in a blue moon!

Three days from now, it’ll be 30 years since some pencil-pushing bureaucrat stared at a stack of papers, then punched some numbers into a rudimentary piece of software, thus registering the first application for a domain name. Symbolics.com was officiated on Friday, March 15th, 1985 – the very first .com domain to be registered via […]

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Symbolics dot com turns 29 today!

Symbolics.com – the first domain name ever to be registered – turned 29 years old today. The domain name Symbolics.com was registered on Friday, March 15th, 1985 by Symbolics, Inc., a computer manufacturer headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts at the time. In 2009 Symbolics.com was sold to XF Investments, owned by domain investor Aaron Meystedt, who […]

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Symbolics .com accepted by the Smithsonian Institution

Breaking news on an unprecedented  honor for the domain community of entrepreneurs: The domain name, Symbolics.com has been accepted by the Smithsonian Institution, as part of its “Digital Dinosaurs through the Ages” collection. “I feel like being on cloud nine, first the Heritage auction performing ten times better than any large domain conference in recent […]

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Happy Ever After: Oldest domain name holder says “I do”!

Domain investor, Aron Meystedt, owns Symbolics.com – the world’s first registered .com domain. After a short engagement, Aron and Lauren Ashley are now husband and wife, having tied the proverbial knot a few days ago. Congratulations to the lovely couple, and best wishes from all of us! 😀

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