Happy 25th Birthday Dotcom

Posted By Ben Goulding, 15 March, 2010 | permalink

The internet celebrates a landmark event today – the 25th anniversary of the dotcom domain name.

It was in March 1985 that we first heard of the term “dotcom”, when a Massachusetts-based computer manufacturer called Symbolics added dotcom to it’s name. In the same year, another five companies did the same, but the trend wasn’t really catching on.

Now, 25 years later, there are tens of millions of dotcom domains, Google’s crawler indexed its trillionth page of registered names in 2008 and there are 100,000 new dotcom names registered every day. It makes you wonder what it would be like if internet or dotcom had never boomed.

Want to see 100 oldest still-existing registered dotcom domains? Wikipedia has them listed here.

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