Tuesday, March 16, 2010

".com" is 25 years old

Slashdot reminds us that March 15th will mark the 25th anniversary of the first ".com" domain registration. That would be March 15, 1985, for those of you who chronologically challenged.

On that date Symbolics computers of Cambridge, Massachusetts registered the domain Symbolics.com (sold last year).

Back in those days, registrations were handled with enormously complex paperwork by the National Science Foundation, a U.S. government agency. Network Solutions, for those who care, was the first (and only) domain registrar from 1993 until 1999. I registered my first domain in 1997, using Network Solutions (I currently uses SRSplus, a NetSol subsidiary, as my sole registrar).

The article has a few other amusing factoids as well.

1 comment:

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