25 years of .com domain names

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This is a brief history of the Internet: Initiated by the ARPANET in 1969; the protocol used on the Internet called TCP/IP was developed in 1974; Domain Name System (DNS) designed by Jon Postel, Paul Mockapetris, and Craig Partridge in 1983; a Massachusetts computer systems firm registered the first .com Internet domain name on March 15, 1985; and Tim Berners-Lee creates the World Wide Web in 1990. 

First 10 .com domains:

  • Symbolics.com – March 15, 1985
  • BBN.com – April 24, 1985
  • Think.com – May 24, 1985
  • MCC.com – July 11, 1985
  • DEC.com – Sept. 30, 1985
  • Northrop.com – Nov. 7, 1985
  • Serox.com – Jan. 9, 1986
  • SRI.com – Jan. 17, 1986
  • HP.com – March 3, 1986
  • Bellcore.com – March 5, 1986

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