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100 Oldest Domain Names

With approximately 150,000 domains being registered daily, have you ever heard that it takes more than 3 years to register the top 100 domains? And have you ever heard that it takes more than 3 years to register the top 100 domains?

RANKCREATION DATEDOMA─░N
1March 15, 1985symbolics.com
2April 24, 1985bbn.com
3May 24, 1985think.com
4July 11, 1985mcc.com
5September 30, 1985dec.com
6November 7, 1985northrop.com
7January 9, 1986xerox.com
8January 17, 1986sri.com
9March 3, 1986hp.com
10March 5, 1986bellcore.com
11March 19, 1986ibm.com
12March 19, 1986sun.com
13March 25, 1986intel.com
14March 25, 1986ti.com
15April 25, 1986att.com
16May 8, 1986gmr.com
17May 8, 1986tek.com
18July 10, 1986fmc.com
19July 10, 1986ub.com
20August 5, 1986bell-atl.com
21August 5, 1986ge.com
22August 5, 1986grebyn.com
23August 5, 1986isc.com
24August 5, 1986nsc.com
25August 5, 1986stargate.com
26September 2, 1986boeing.com
27September 18, 1986itcorp.com
28September 29, 1986siemens.com
29October 18, 1986pyramid.com
30October 27, 1986alphacdc.com
31October 27, 1986bdm.com
32October 27, 1986fluke.com
33October 27, 1986inmet.com
34October 27, 1986kesmai.com
35October 27, 1986mentor.com
36October 27, 1986nec.com
37October 27, 1986ray.com
38October 27, 1986rosemount.com
39October 27, 1986vortex.com
40November 5, 1986alcoa.com
41November 5, 1986gte.com
42November 17, 1986adobe.com
43November 17, 1986amd.com
44November 17, 1986das.com
45November 17, 1986data-io.com
46November 17, 1986octopus.com
47November 17, 1986portal.com
48November 17, 1986teltone.com
49December 11, 19863com.com
50December 11, 1986amdahl.com
51December 11, 1986ccur.com
52December 11, 1986ci.com
53December 11, 1986convergent.com
54December 11, 1986dg.com
55December 11, 1986peregrine.com
56December 11, 1986quad.com
57December 11, 1986sq.com
58December 11, 1986tandy.com
59December 11, 1986tti.com
60December 11, 1986unisys.com
61January 19, 1987cgi.com
62January 19, 1987cts.com
63January 19, 1987spdcc.com
64February 19, 1987apple.com
65March 4, 1987nma.com
66March 4, 1987prime.com
67April 4, 1987philips.com
68April 23, 1987datacube.com
69April 23, 1987kai.com
70April 23, 1987tic.com
71April 23, 1987vine.com
72April 30, 1987ncr.com
73May 14, 1987cisco.com
74May 14, 1987rdl.com
75May 20, 1987slb.com
76May 27, 1987parcplace.com
77May 27, 1987utc.com
78June 26, 1987ide.com
79July 9, 1987trw.com
80July 13, 1987unipress.com
81July 27, 1987dupont.com
82July 27, 1987lockheed.com
83July 28, 1987rosetta.com
84August 18, 1987toad.com
85August 31, 1987quick.com
86September 3, 1987allied.com
87September 3, 1987dsc.com
88September 3, 1987sco.com
89September 22, 1987gene.com
90September 22, 1987kccs.com
91September 22, 1987spectra.com
92September 22, 1987wlk.com
93September 30, 1987mentat.com
94October 14, 1987wyse.com
95November 2, 1987cfg.com
96November 9, 1987marble.com
97November 16, 1987cayman.com
98November 16, 1987entity.com
99November 24, 1987ksr.com
100November 30, 1987nynexst.com

As of November 2023, a total of 379,266,576 domains were registered, let’s examine together which domains are the top 100 of these registered domains.

Actually domains have been registered since 1985. The computer I am showing on the side is an Amiga 1000 computer manufactured on July 23, 1985. This computer was produced after the first domain. Can you imagine, the first domains were registered when there were these computers that were not like today’s computers.

First Registered Domain

The first domain registered in the world was symbolics.com, registered on March 15, 1985.

Symbolics is a software company based in the United States. It develops the computerized algebra system Macsyma with the Lisp system Open Genera.

The first 100 domains registered are listed in the table on the right.

I am sure you are asking what would happen if there were no domains. As I wrote at the bottom, to enter every website

  • To enter Google.com, we would have to enter the IP address 172.217.0.1.
  • To enter YouTube.com, we would have to enter the IP address 208.65.192.168.
  • To enter Facebook.com, we would have to enter the IP address 31.13.89.100.

Imagine, you would have to memorize long IP addresses like this to enter each site. And it would take you a long time to figure out which site that IP address belongs to.

How was the First Domain Registered?

In the early days of the Internet, the registration of domain names was a more informal process. Computer science and research institutions often used domains managed from central points such as a Network Information Center (NIC). HOSTS.TXT files provided a list of computer names and associated IP addresses. Over time, organizations like InterNIC introduced a more streamlined management model for domain names. This process continued with the evolution of the internet until the creation of ICANN in 1998. ICANN continues to function today, coordinating the core resources of the internet from a global perspective and regulating domains.

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