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The First 100 Registered Domains January 18, 2008

Posted by Doriano "Paisano" Carta in News, Websites.
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Top 100 List of the internets First Registered Domain Names


The history of domain names is an interesting and unique one. The first domain to ever be registered online occurred over 20 YEARS ago! Symbolics.com is credited with the first domain name. After a quick Whois check, the domain was registered on March 15, 1985.

In 1984-1984, the DNS was created and the first top level domains were .com, .org, .edu, .gov, .mil and ccTLD’s.

The first of firsts for the domain industry:

* First .com – symbolics.com
* First .edu’s – cmu.edu, purdue.edu, rice.edu, ucla.edu (April of 1985)
* First .gov – css.gov (June of 1985)
* First .org – mitre.org (July of 1985)

The first 100 .com’s to be registered: (Actual websites from the year indicated)
1. 15-Mar-1985 SYMBOLICS.COM (1998 Archive – http://web.archive.org/web/199812070…www/index.html)
2. 24-Apr-1985 BBN.COM (1996
http://web.archive.org/web/199612231…//www.bbn.com/)
3. 24-May-1985 THINK.COM (1997
http://web.archive.org/web/199702182…www.think.com/)
4. 11-Jul-1985 MCC.COM (1997
http://web.archive.org/web/199702140…//www.mcc.com/)
5. 30-Sep-1985 DEC.COM (Not Available)
6. 07-Nov-1985 NORTHROP.COM (1999
http://web.archive.org/web/199901251…northgrum.com/)
7. 09-Jan-1986 XEROX.COM (1996
http://web.archive.org/web/199610221…www.xerox.com/)
8. 17-Jan-1986 SRI.COM (1996
http://web.archive.org/web/199612151…ttp://sri.com/)
9. 03-Mar-1986 HP.COM (1996
http://web.archive.org/web/199612201…://www.hp.com/)
10. 05-Mar-1986 BELLCORE.COM (1997
http://web.archive.org/web/199710122….bellcore.com/)
11. 19-Mar-1986 IBM.COM (1996
http://web.archive.org/web/199610221…//www.ibm.com/)
12. 19-Mar-1986 SUN.COM (1996
http://web.archive.org/web/199610200…//www.sun.com/)
13. 25-Mar-1986 INTEL.COM (1996
http://web.archive.org/web/199610221…ww3.intel.com/)
14. 25-Mar-1986 TI.COM (1996
http://web.archive.org/web/199612192…://www.ti.com/)
15. 25-Apr-1986 ATT.COM (1996
http://web.archive.org/web/199610291…//www.att.com/ Beware this page trys to load Java and might mess up your browser like it did mine. I use FireFox.)
16. 08-May-1986 GMR.COM (1996
http://web.archive.org/web/199612270…//www.grm.com/)
17. 08-May-1986 TEK.COM (1998
http://web.archive.org/web/199801140…//www.tek.com/)
18. 10-Jul-1986 FMC.COM (1997
http://web.archive.org/web/199707070…com/index.html)
19. 10-Jul-1986 UB.COM (Unavailable)
20. 05-Aug-1986 BELL-ATL.COM (1998
http://web.archive.org/web/199812012….bell-atl.com/)
21. 05-Aug-1986 GE.COM (1996
http://web.archive.org/web/199611050…://www.ge.com/)
22. 05-Aug-1986 GREBYN.COM (1999
http://web.archive.org/web/199901162…ww.grebyn.com/ (just the URL on a page)
23. 05-Aug-1986 ISC.COM (1997
http://web.archive.org/web/199701030…//www.isc.com/)
24. 05-Aug-1986 NSC.COM (1997
http://web.archive.org/web/199702181…//www.nsc.com/)
25. 05-Aug-1986 STARGATE.COM (1998
http://web.archive.org/web/199811111….stargate.com/)
26. 02-Sep-1986 BOEING.COM (1996
http://web.archive.org/web/199610191…w1.boeing.com/)
27. 18-Sep-1986 ITCORP.COM (None Available)
28. 29-Sep-1986 SIEMENS.COM (1996
http://web.archive.org/web/199612262…w.siemens.com/)
29. 18-Oct-1986 PYRAMID.COM (1998
http://web.archive.org/web/199812050…ome/index.html)
30. 27-Oct-1986 ALPHACDC.COM (Not Available)
31. 27-Oct-1986 BDM.COM
32. 27-Oct-1986 FLUKE.COM
33. 27-Oct-1986 INMET.COM
34. 27-Oct-1986 KESMAI.COM
35. 7-Oct-1986 MENTOR.COM
36. 7-Oct-1986 NEC.COM
37. 27-Oct-1986 RAY.COM
38. 27-Oct-1986 ROSEMOUNT.COM
39. 27-Oct-1986 VORTEX.COM
40. 05-Nov-1986 ALCOA.COM
41. 05-Nov-1986 GTE.COM
42. 17-Nov-1986 ADOBE.COM
43. 17-Nov-1986 AMD.COM
44. 17-Nov-1986 DAS.COM
45. 17-Nov-1986 DATA-IO.COM
46. 17-Nov-1986 OCTOPUS.COM
47. 17-Nov-1986 PORTAL.COM
48. 17-Nov-1986 TELTONE.COM
49. 11-Dec-1986 3COM.COM
50. 11-Dec-1986 AMDAHL.COM
51. 11-Dec-1986 CCUR.COM
52. 11-Dec-1986 CI.COM
53. 11-Dec-1986 CONVERGENT.COM
54. 11-Dec-1986 DG.COM
55. 11-Dec-1986 PEREGRINE.COM
56. 11-Dec-1986 QUAD.COM
57. 11-Dec-1986 SQ.COM
58. 11-Dec-1986 TANDY.COM
59. 11-Dec-1986 TTI.COM
60. 11-Dec-1986 UNISYS.COM
61. 19-Jan-1987 CGI.COM
62. 19-Jan-1987 CTS.COM
63. 19-Jan-1987 SPDCC.COM
64. 19-Feb-1987 APPLE.COM
65. 04-Mar-1987 NMA.COM
66. 04-Mar-1987 PRIME.COM
67. 04-Apr-1987 PHILIPS.COM
68. 23-Apr-1987 DATACUBE.COM
69. 23-Apr-1987 KAI.COM
70. 23-Apr-1987 TIC.COM
71. 23-Apr-1987 VINE.COM
72. 30-Apr-1987 NCR.COM
73. 14-May-1987 CISCO.COM
74. 14-May-1987 RDL.COM
75. 20-May-1987 SLB.COM
76. 27-May-1987 PARCPLACE.COM
77. 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
82. 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
87. 03-Sep-1987 DSC.COM
88. 03-Sep-1987 SCO.COM
89. 22-Sep-1987 GENE.COM
90. 22-Sep-1987 KCCS.COM
91. 22-Sep-1987 SPECTRA.COM
92. 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

It’s interesting to see the first domain names ever registered. There’s plenty of names on the list that you wouldn’t expect to be there, and some domains that you would expect to see there but aren’t.

Non-.COM Domains

mit.edu – Domain activated: 23-May-1985
Nordu.net – 01-jan-1985
MITRE.ORG 10-Jul-85
SRC.ORG 25-Mar-86
SUPER.ORG 10-Jul-86
NSF.NET 05-Nov-86
AERO.ORG 07-Jan-87
MCNC.ORG 15-Jan-87
RAND.ORG 02-Apr-87
MN.ORG 04-Apr-87
RTI.ORG 01-May-87
UU.NET 20-May-87
USENIX.ORG 14-Jul-8
SESQUI.NET 21-Jul-87
SOFTWARE.ORG 03-Sep-87

 

References: PopuPlace

Comments»

1. Stephen - January 19, 2008

Hmm, interesting. Most of the big-name computer companies from then are on there. I had a smile at ‘tandy.com’. 🙂


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