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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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Symbolics and BTTF : Where were you on March 15, 1985 ?

Thirty years ago, to the day, the first .com domain name was being registered. On a late Friday evening, no less, as if a bureaucrat had to clear out their tray of incoming tasks before heading home, Symbolics.com was recorded as “taken”. Millions of domain registrations later, it’s interesting to look back and reflect – […]

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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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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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Verisign: Really old domains go bad

It might be that Symbolics.com is the oldest .com domain in the world, what with having been registered in 1985 – a year many of you were not even born – but at least it has been actively used since then. Verisign is known for being in control of the .com and .net domains and […]

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