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Time to Say Happy Birthday to the first Dot Com domain

Its a celebration time for Domain industry, Sunday is a special for most of us since we can spends time with family. However, this day marks the special day of a domain.

And this honoree, who will turn 30, is probably unknown to most of the world.
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On Sunday, March 15, 2015, the first dot.com ever registered will be 30 years old.

And by the way that dot.com was registered to a computer company named Symbolics (so, it is www.symbolics.com) and, yes, the domain still works to this day (even though the company is now defunct because they no longer make those particular machines).

It is pretty remarkable, considering how massive the internet is today.

Verisign, the world leader in domain name registration, comments, “In the last 30 years, the Internet has evolved from an unknown phenomenon used primarily by academics and researchers to a global communication, commerce and information sharing channel that few could imagine life without. In fact, nearly three billion people around the world are online today, and more than $300 billion in U.S. e-commerce sales and over $1.3 trillion in global e-commerce sales rely on the Internet.”

To be more precise, in thirty years, the DOT.COM has grown to reach three billion people at a value of $1.3 trillion.

But the first domain was registered on March 15, 1985. It took roughly two years to reach 100 domains. And today, there is a new dot.com registered, on average, every second.

Keep in mind that the World Wide Web as we know it, today, wasn’t even developed until 1991, because that’s how long it took before we needed the web.

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