Happy 25th Birthday .com!
March 15, 2010 7:49 AM Subscribe
A quarter of a century ago, today, symbolics.com
This was the first .com domain registered (a .net domain
was created earlier you may be surprised to discover) and is the oldest .com name still registered, having been continually registered since 1985.
The domain has had one change of owner
when Symbolics, Inc
sold the domain to domain investment company XF.com
The company in charge of the .com namespace, Verisign
, are celebrating with a mini-site at 25yearsof.com
As part of the 25 Years of .com anniversary, a panel of 'Silicon Valley influencers' (including David Kirkpatrick
, Kevin Maney
, and Cisco's Daniel Scheinman
) will select the ".com 25
"- 25 people and/or companies whose inspiring contributions were fundamental in shaping the Internet
While the judges will select the final ".com 25", us ordinary Internet users can show our support for our favourite nominee(s) by voting for them
Monster.com is currently leading the public nominations
(at the time of writing), with Facebook, Google, YouTube and Amazon leading the rest of the pack.