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Dec/04

The 100 Oldest .COM Names


Via Kottke, via Jottings, a list of the 100 oldest .com domain names.  All these years I had read that BBN.COM (Bolt Beranek and Newman, now part of Verizon) was the oldest, registered April 24, 1985.  Well, it turns out it’s number two.  The oldest is SYMBOLICS.COM, registered March 15, 1985.  The rest of the list reads like a who’s who of the military-industrial IT complex (names owned by Oracle, Xerox and HP are in the top 10) with some exceptions (OCTOPUS.COM, which was registered in 1986 and has a ‘coming soon’ sign).

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