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What was the first ever registered domain name? – symbolics.com

March 15, 2017 trivia 0

What was the first ever registered domain name?



symbolics.com

Answer: The first Internet domain name, symbolics.com, was registered by the Symbolics Computer Corp. of Massachusetts on this day in 1985.




Today, Symbolics.com remains the first, and oldest, registered domain name out of over 320 million domain names in existence. The second domain name registered was Bbn.com, registered to BBN Technologies April 24, 1985. The initial rounds of domain registration weren’t exactly a mad dash: By 1992, fewer than 15,000 .com domains had been registered.




Symbolics.com was registered on March 15, 1985, making it the very first domain registered on the Internet. The domain name was registered by the Symbolics Computer Corporation, out of Cambridge, MA. A small group of investors purchased the domain name from the Symbolics Computer Corporation back in 2009.