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The 20 oldest currently registered domain names

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by zoomsixx, Jan 26, 2013.

  1. zoomsixx

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    Creation Date Domain Name
    • 3-15-1985 SYMBOLICS.COM
    • 4-24-1985 BBN.COM
    • 5-24-1985 THINK.COM
    • 7-11-1985 MCC.COM
    • 9-30-1985 DEC.COM
    • 11-7-1985 NORTHROP.COM
    • 1-09-1986 XEROX.COM
    • 1-17-1986 SRI.COM
    • 3-03-1986 HP.COM
    • 3-05-1986 BELLCORE.COM
    • 3-19-1986 IMB.COM
    • 3-19-1986 SUN.COM
    • 3-25-1986 INTEL.COM
    • 3-25-1986 TI.COM
    • 4-25-1986 ATT.COM
    • 5-08-1986 GMR.COM
    • 5-08-1986 TEK.COM
    • 7-10-1986 FMC.COM
    • 7-10-1986 UB.COM
    • 8-05-1986 BELL-ATL.COM
     
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  2. Arsis

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    Cool list, makes you wish you started snapping up domains back then... damn me for only being 2 years old in 86'...
     
  3. zoomsixx

    zoomsixx Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I remember the mid nineties. You could still grab up a lot then. They were $100 a year then if I remember right. I did get one that I held onto for a few years then sold for 20k.
     
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  4. Tosmekop

    Tosmekop Supreme Member

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    Those were the smart companies... If only I had a time machine... I'd still be sitting on walmart.com and/or google.net
     
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  5. lsmstd

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    microsoft.org.au is still out there :) I wonder for how many minutes after I post this.

     
  6. back2form

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    uh! seems These domains were registered before i born :)
     
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    Hey interesting post, nicely done. Not a list of what I was expecting either.
     
  8. rkt13

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    Yep, still there now. But I don't really care to get a C&D letter.
     
  9. MacFly

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    Nice list. Here are the 100 oldest :


    001 symbolics.com 03/15/85
    002 bbn.com 04/24/85
    003 think.com 05/24/85
    004 mcc.com 07/11/85
    005 dec.com 09/30/85
    006 northrop.com 11/07/85
    007 xerox.com 01/09/86
    008 sri.com 01/17/86
    009 hp.com 03/03/86
    010 bellcore.com 03/05/86
    011 ibm.com 03/19/86
    012 sun.com 03/19/86
    013 intel.com 03/25/86
    014 ti.com 03/25/86
    015 att.com 04/25/86
    016 gmr.com 05/08/86
    017 tek.com 05/08/86
    018 fmc.com 07/10/86
    019 ub.com 07/10/86
    020 bell-atl.com 08/05/86
    021 ge.com 08/05/86
    022 grebyn.com 08/05/86
    023 isc.com 08/05/86
    024 nsc.com 08/05/86
    025 stargate.com 08/05/86
    026 boeing.com 09/02/86
    027 itcorp.com 09/18/86
    028 siemens.com 09/29/86
    029 pyramid.com 10/18/86
    030 alphacdc.com 10/27/86
    031 bdm.com 10/27/86
    032 fluke.com 10/27/86
    033 inmet.com 10/27/86
    034 kesmai.com 10/27/86
    035 mentor.com 10/27/86
    036 nec.com 10/27/86
    037 ray.com 10/27/86
    038 rosemount.com 10/27/86
    039 vortex.com 10/27/86
    040 alcoa.com 11/05/86
    041 gte.com 11/05/86
    042 adobe.com 11/17/86
    043 amd.com 11/17/86
    044 das.com 11/17/86
    045 data-io.com 11/17/86
    046 octopus.com 11/17/86
    047 portal.com 11/17/86
    048 teltone.com 11/17/86
    049 3com.com 12/11/86
    050 amdahl.com 12/11/86
    051 ccur.com 12/11/86
    052 ci.com 12/11/86
    053 convergent.com 12/11/86
    054 dg.com 12/11/86
    055 peregrine.com 12/11/86
    056 quad.com 12/11/86
    057 sq.com 12/11/86
    058 tandy.com 12/11/86
    059 tti.com 12/11/86
    060 unisys.com 12/11/86
    061 cgi.com 01/19/87
    062 cts.com 01/19/87
    063 spdcc.com 01/19/87
    064 apple.com 02/19/87
    065 nma.com 03/04/87
    066 prime.com 03/04/87
    067 philips.com 04/04/87
    068 datacube.com 04/23/87
    069 kai.com 04/23/87
    070 tic.com 04/23/87
    071 vine.com 04/23/87
    072 ncr.com 04/30/87
    073 cisco.com 05/14/87
    074 rdl.com 05/14/87
    075 slb.com 05/20/87
    076 parcplace.com 05/27/87
    077 utc.com 05/27/87
    078 ide.com 06/26/87
    079 trw.com 07/09/87
    080 unipress.com 07/13/87
    081 dupont.com 07/27/87
    082 lockheed.com 07/27/87
    083 rosetta.com 07/28/87
    084 toad.com 08/18/87
    085 quick.com 08/31/87
    086 allied.com 09/03/87
    087 dsc.com 09/03/87
    088 sco.com 09/03/87
    089 gene.com 09/22/87
    090 kccs.com 09/22/87
    091 spectra.com 09/22/87
    092 wlk.com 09/22/87
    093 mentat.com 09/30/87
    094 wyse.com 10/14/87
    095 cfg.com 11/02/87
    096 marble.com 11/09/87
    097 cayman.com 11/16/87
    098 entity.com 11/16/87
    099 ksr.com 11/24/87
    100 nynexst.com 11/30/87
     
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    if you did, there wouldn't 've been google nor walmart :D hah
     
  11. mikie46

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    Both the Internet and the WWW were created in multiple stages. 22 years ago, in March 1989, the creator of what eventually became known as the WWW published the first formal proposal of the concept.

    So how could domain names go on sale 4yrs before 1989?
     
  12. writer@<3

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    Almost made it... A site I manage was registered one month after the oldest on this list and it's still going strong.
     
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    maybe it was already running before it was formally standardized.

     
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    Such a shame I was born then. :(
     
  15. ub3rst4r

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    These domains were registered back when the internet was called National Science Foundation Network (NSFNET) and there was only 1 backbone which was run on a 56kb modem. No one could predict the future back then and alot of people and companies were taking a gamble by registering a domain name. Back in the '80s you also couldn't just register a domain name. The internet and domain names were pretty much controlled by the US government so there was probably a bunch of hoops you had to jump through to get a domain name. There was also the cost of not only registering a domain name but also having a computer to host your website. I think the term "premium domain names" is mainly due to Google's PageRank algorithm. There is also the explosion of domain name registration mainly from discounted domain registrars (ie: Name.com, NameCheap, and GoDaddy). I remember when the cheapest price for a domain was ~$35/yr from register.com (which still today sells them at that price).
     
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  16. The Web Designer

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    How I wish to have registered all the fruit names back then. orange.com, or maybe apple.com ..
     
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    Interesting list.
     
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    If you were smart you would own p*rn dawt cawm

    What's with the moderation system, not letting me post anything :(
     
  19. krisbritt

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    good list, you do have you get this kind of information or list??
     
  20. AGdel

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    think.com, what a beautiful domain. Always love it ! Powerfull, brandable, short.

    Great list, BTW. Thanks.