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Happy 25th Birthday Dear dotcom.

In India, Technology on March 15, 2010 at 6:59 pm

What we take for granted today, was born 25 years ago when the first domain name was registered.

And yes, there’s a website for that with a clever URL – where you can read more fascinating history (excerpt below)

History of .com

Dot com may be the most popular of those three little fragments that helped reshape the world, but the first registered name occurred without fanfare. A computer manufacturer based in Cambridge, Massachusetts called Symbolics, Inc. was the first to stake a claim in .com on March 15, 1985. What followed was hardly a gold rush: that year only five other companies signed up a name.

(Hattip – Atlanta Journal-Constitution)


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