The Oldest .com Domain Name

Domain Names

Way back in 1985 the first dot com domain name was purchased. In fact in the entire year of 1985 only six ‘.com’ domain names were registered.

Also, a little known fact is that ‘.com’ was supposed to be ‘.cor’ for corporation, but it was too easily confused with other similar sounding names.

Here are some Domians that you might recognize.

Rank Registered Date Domain Name

1. 15-Mar-1985 SYMBOLICS.COM
3 24-May-1985 THINK.COM
6 07-November-1985 NORTHROP.COM
7 09-January-1986 XEROX.COM
9 03-March-1986 HP.COM
10 05-March-1986 BELLCORE.COM
11 19-March-1986 IBM.COM
11 19-March-1986 SUN.COM
20 05-August-1986 GE.COM
20 05-August-1986 GREBYN.COM
26 02-September-1986 BOEING.COM
28 29-September-1986 SIEMENS.COM
42 17-November-1986 ADOBE.COM
64 19-February-1987 APPLE.COM
81 27-July-1987 DUPONT.COM
81 27-July-1987 LOCKHEED.COM

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