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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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Domaining world’s most eligible bachelor got engaged!

The news is still fresh but very exciting: Aron Meystedt, and girlfriend Lauren Ashley just got engaged! Aron, the domain investor and serial entrepreneur behind such domain assets as Copier.com, Tablets.com and XF.com was considered by many as the most eligible bachelor in Domaining, as the owner of the oldest registered domain,  Symbolics.com. Aron is […]

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Breaking: Aron Meystedt deletes Symbolics .com in protest

Aron Meystedt, the domain investor and serial entrepreneur behind such domain assets as Copier.com, Tablets.com and Symbolics.com, has deleted the latter in a protest that is expected to shock many. Symbolics.com, the oldest hand-registered domain name on the Internet, is no more. “It was a symbolic act, a digital self-immolation if you may, to raise […]

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Sorry we missed your birthday this year, Symbolics.com!

It’s embarrassing. It’s unforgivable. It’s preposterous. It’s outraging. It’s inexcusable. It’s horrific. It’s disappointing. But it’s true. This year, on March 15th, we missed the birthday of the first .com ever registered, Symbolics.com It’s now officially 27 years old, older than many newbie domainers. 😀 Happy belated birthday, Symbolics.com !

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