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(Some Guy)   the 100 oldest currently registered dot-com domain names   ( divider line
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69976 clicks; posted to Main » on 09 Jan 2005 at 3:27 PM (12 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2005-01-09 01:38:35 PM

I think I went to school with him
2005-01-09 01:44:33 PM  

My dumb ass didn't even realize that domain names existed back in '85.
2005-01-09 03:30:07 PM  
there were people registering domains in 1985?????
2005-01-09 03:30:28 PM  
The first cybersquatter?

11= 19-Mar-1986 IBM.COM
11= 19-Mar-1986 SUN.COM
2005-01-09 03:32:21 PM  
Note the absence of they really missed the start of the whole Interweb thingy.
2005-01-09 03:32:22 PM  
The link doesn't work for me. All I get is "Content-Length: 1399."
2005-01-09 03:33:03 PM  
The porn didn't start coming in till '88
2005-01-09 03:33:14 PM  
I've seen this list before. Help me understand why companies were registering domain names in '85.

/had Quantumlink (C64 Phone net) then Compuserve back then, not sure exactly what year, but .COMs!
2005-01-09 03:33:26 PM  
This has been posted before.
2005-01-09 03:34:53 PM  
And I thought I was hardcore when I had AOL in 1995.
2005-01-09 03:35:01 PM  
Where's ALGORE.COM ? Didn't he start the whole thing ?
2005-01-09 03:35:23 PM  
huzzah: Where's ALGORE.COM ? Didn't he start the whole thing ?

Good one
2005-01-09 03:35:48 PM  
2005-01-09 03:35:58 PM  
Wow, what a design masterpeice is. With all the flash animation and Java and everything.
2005-01-09 03:36:55 PM  
Not coming up for me.
2005-01-09 03:36:59 PM  
dammit, huzzah oh well, great minds and all
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2005-01-09 03:37:00 PM  
I think was Kendall Square Research, which disappeared in a puff of accounting fraud in the 1990s.

I have worked for,,, and I worked with S.P.D., the man who owns
2005-01-09 03:37:16 PM  
I really expected more porn domain names.
2005-01-09 03:37:18 PM  
there were people registering domains in 1985?????

The Internet is much older than the World Wide Web. I think the first e-mail was sent in 1971 or so.
2005-01-09 03:37:25 PM  
extremely dead link

-1 broken
2005-01-09 03:37:26 PM  
I got mine in 1997, I was just excited to have a 3-digit Internic account number. As college freshmen we thought that was something. It was the $70 initial registration fee that was prohibitive.

Still have it - - and nobody has ever offered a penny for it.
2005-01-09 03:38:05 PM  
There must be 100 better articles to approve :^(
2005-01-09 03:38:15 PM  
I want the last 30 seconds of my life back, now please
2005-01-09 03:39:12 PM  
I remember when microsoft claimed they would never have a website or web support in any of their software. This was only about 3 years before they approached me about aquiring some HTML authoring software I had written. :p

I also remember when Adam curry was sued by MTV about his ownership of (anyone remember his mtv gopher website before the web was big?)
2005-01-09 03:39:22 PM  
Rank Create date Domain name
1. 15-Mar-1985 SYMBOLICS.COM
2. 24-Apr-1985 BBN.COM
3. 24-May-1985 THINK.COM
4. 11-Jul-1985 MCC.COM
5. 30-Sep-1985 DEC.COM
6. 07-Nov-1985 NORTHROP.COM
7. 09-Jan-1986 XEROX.COM
8. 17-Jan-1986 SRI.COM
9. 03-Mar-1986 HP.COM
10. 05-Mar-1986 BELLCORE.COM
11= 19-Mar-1986 IBM.COM
11= 19-Mar-1986 SUN.COM
13= 25-Mar-1986 INTEL.COM
13= 25-Mar-1986 TI.COM
15. 25-Apr-1986 ATT.COM
16= 08-May-1986 GMR.COM
16= 08-May-1986 TEK.COM
18= 10-Jul-1986 FMC.COM
18= 10-Jul-1986 UB.COM
20= 05-Aug-1986 BELL-ATL.COM
20= 05-Aug-1986 GE.COM
20= 05-Aug-1986 GREBYN.COM
20= 05-Aug-1986 ISC.COM
20= 05-Aug-1986 NSC.COM
20= 05-Aug-1986 STARGATE.COM
26. 02-Sep-1986 BOEING.COM
27. 18-Sep-1986 ITCORP.COM
28. 29-Sep-1986 SIEMENS.COM
29. 18-Oct-1986 PYRAMID.COM
30= 27-Oct-1986 ALPHACDC.COM
30= 27-Oct-1986 BDM.COM
30= 27-Oct-1986 FLUKE.COM
30= 27-Oct-1986 INMET.COM
30= 27-Oct-1986 KESMAI.COM
30= 27-Oct-1986 MENTOR.COM
30= 27-Oct-1986 NEC.COM
30= 27-Oct-1986 RAY.COM
30= 27-Oct-1986 ROSEMOUNT.COM
30= 27-Oct-1986 VORTEX.COM
40= 05-Nov-1986 ALCOA.COM
40= 05-Nov-1986 GTE.COM
42= 17-Nov-1986 ADOBE.COM
42= 17-Nov-1986 AMD.COM
42= 17-Nov-1986 DAS.COM
42= 17-Nov-1986 DATA-IO.COM
42= 17-Nov-1986 OCTOPUS.COM
42= 17-Nov-1986 PORTAL.COM
42= 17-Nov-1986 TELTONE.COM
42= 11-Dec-1986 3COM.COM
50= 11-Dec-1986 AMDAHL.COM
50= 11-Dec-1986 CCUR.COM
50= 11-Dec-1986 CI.COM
50= 11-Dec-1986 CONVERGENT.COM
50= 11-Dec-1986 DG.COM
50= 11-Dec-1986 PEREGRINE.COM
50= 11-Dec-1986 QUAD.COM
50= 11-Dec-1986 SQ.COM
50= 11-Dec-1986 TANDY.COM
50= 11-Dec-1986 TTI.COM
50= 11-Dec-1986 UNISYS.COM
61= 19-Jan-1987 CGI.COM
61= 19-Jan-1987 CTS.COM
61= 19-Jan-1987 SPDCC.COM
64. 19-Feb-1987 APPLE.COM
65= 04-Mar-1987 NMA.COM
65= 04-Mar-1987 PRIME.COM
67. 04-Apr-1987 PHILIPS.COM
68= 23-Apr-1987 DATACUBE.COM
68= 23-Apr-1987 KAI.COM
68= 23-Apr-1987 TIC.COM
68= 23-Apr-1987 VINE.COM
72. 30-Apr-1987 NCR.COM
73= 14-May-1987 CISCO.COM
73= 14-May-1987 RDL.COM
75. 20-May-1987 SLB.COM
76= 27-May-1987 PARCPLACE.COM
76= 27-May-1987 UTC.COM
78. 26-Jun-1987 IDE.COM
79. 09-Jul-1987 TRW.COM
80. 13-Jul-1987 UNIPRESS.COM
81= 27-Jul-1987 DUPONT.COM
81= 27-Jul-1987 LOCKHEED.COM
83. 28-Jul-1987 ROSETTA.COM
84. 18-Aug-1987 TOAD.COM
85. 31-Aug-1987 QUICK.COM
86= 03-Sep-1987 ALLIED.COM
86= 03-Sep-1987 DSC.COM
86= 03-Sep-1987 SCO.COM
89= 22-Sep-1987 GENE.COM
89= 22-Sep-1987 KCCS.COM
89= 22-Sep-1987 SPECTRA.COM
89= 22-Sep-1987 WLK.COM
93. 30-Sep-1987 MENTAT.COM
94. 14-Oct-1987 WYSE.COM
95. 02-Nov-1987 CFG.COM
96. 09-Nov-1987 MARBLE.COM
97= 16-Nov-1987 CAYMAN.COM
97= 16-Nov-1987 ENTITY.COM
99. 24-Nov-1987 KSR.COM
100. 30-Nov-1987 NYNEXST.COM
2005-01-09 03:40:04 PM

The first tentacle porn site?
2005-01-09 03:40:53 PM  
Internet timeline.

DNS was introduced in 1984 (why do I have the Eurythmics in my head?).

1985. is assigned on 15 March to become the first registered domain. Other firsts:,,,,,, (24 Apr); (23 May); (24 may); (June);, .uk (July)
2005-01-09 03:41:13 PM  
Would't the first domain names have been under .GOV, .MIL, and .EDU? Corportations weren't initially allowed I thought.

(Not to mention the .ARPA and .BITNET domains.)
2005-01-09 03:41:42 PM was number 68. Maybe that was the timecube guy's first gig.
2005-01-09 03:42:33 PM  
Thank god the ISPs don't charge by the hour anymore. I remember on Prodigy with my horrible 4-digit power modem it took forever to load pages and my mom paid for it, literally. Ahh, to be a 10 year-old slowly learning the internet again. Now people have all this fancy flash animation and tutorials. Back in my day...
2005-01-09 03:43:36 PM  
2005-01-09 03:43:40 PM  

Man, you are bringing back the memories! Quantumlink was the coolest thing back then.. getting online with more than one person! I ran a BBS down here in TX. I Used C-Net for a while, then went to Ivory BBS and even tried AA BBS for a while.

I wish those old C-Net commands worked in HTML!
2005-01-09 03:44:32 PM  
Damn you! :-)
2005-01-09 03:45:17 PM
2005-01-09 03:45:23 PM  
Dude, Adam Curry was the man! Screw Viacom... they missed out. What a bunch of losers. Adam's beat the fark out of
2005-01-09 03:46:12 PM  

Wow, what a design masterpeice is. With all the flash animation and Java and everything.

I haven't seen a site like that since the one for Jukt Micronics.

/stands back to see if anyone gets the reference
2005-01-09 03:46:46 PM  
The contact info listed for (number 1 on the list) is in Burke, Virginia, which is in Fairfax County (part of Northern VA, internet capital of the world). I'd guess that back in 1985, the rest of VA didn't even have electricity. Just further evidence that northern VA deserves to be a separate state...
2005-01-09 03:47:29 PM  
i was 1 day old when the 1st domain was registered ... damn
2005-01-09 03:47:50 PM  
i recently registered -- i may make it into a smut site...
2005-01-09 03:49:51 PM  
I visited that site, for being the oldest on the net I'd hardly think they're the most distinguished.

I remember the first time I ever saw the net I was 13 (I'm 22 now). Before that and for a time after though I preferred BBS's, they had instant messenger way before MSN came along. I remember chat so quick that you could see the person on the other end typing and erasing. And those door games, my first intros to text porn.

/gimme the internet... all of it...
2005-01-09 03:55:05 PM  
Microsoft was one of the first companies on the Internet. If I remember my internet history, they had a class A address block.
2005-01-09 03:57:45 PM  
jimpoz: How are things at the New Republic these days, anyway?
2005-01-09 03:59:04 PM  
...and another note. Does anybody remember, before Microsoft bought it out? That site was awesome, it was like the first web community.

I also remember before Microsoft bought it out, if you were a member of Firefly you got a year's subscription free. They sent these music magazine cdroms with all these music samples, etc. Plus, you got a cd book as a gift. They kept trying to get me to renew my subcription for $30 US, I never did but they continued to send me the magazineroms for 2 extra years with free gifts every winter!

Ahh, the good ol' days.
2005-01-09 04:02:59 PM  
Tessie: I visited that site, for being the oldest on the net I'd hardly think they're the most distinguished.

Symbolics was on the Internet before you were born, and long before they registered their domain name with the domain name servers. So were Microsoft, and IBM, and Sun. You're confusing the Internet with the world wide web and the domain name system, which simply run on top of the internet.

I'm pretty damned sure Microsoft was on the Internet by 1979. Damned if I can find documentation about that, though. I'm pretty sure they predated Apple by a number of years.
2005-01-09 04:03:20 PM  
...and another note. Does anybody remember, before Microsoft bought it out? That site was awesome, it was like the first web community.

Yes, I was a member of that back in 1996. God, those were the days.
2005-01-09 04:05:36 PM  

The porn didn't start coming in till '88

Didn't start coming til '88?

HAAAHAA HA HAH ha ...heh... um... er..

/total dork
2005-01-09 04:11:15 PM  
biigturkey: The porn didn't start coming in till '88

Well, 88 was the first time I had the net on a machine with a decent color monitor and a reasonable connection. I'd have no way of knowing if the porn was there before that, but given the amount available in '88, I would be suprised if it was brand new even then.

At any rate, I'm pretty certain that and cheap ASCII pr0n existed even before that.
2005-01-09 04:12:19 PM  
digidorm -

I'll give you a penny for it.
2005-01-09 04:13:02 PM  
i wasn't even born when the first website domain was registered (1st domain: Mar 15; my b-day: Apr 2)...


back in MY day...when we had only one registered domain name...

lol. what a waste of time.
2005-01-09 04:15:34 PM  
severe lack of in this list.
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