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The first domain ever registered turns 28

Discussion in 'Domain News' started by chris, Mar 16, 2013.

  1. chris

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    Happy Birthday symbolics.com :)

    http://mashable.com/2013/03/15/first-internet-domain-name/

    DNTrade would like to wish grandpa a happy 28th birthday.

    Cheers,
    Chris
     
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  2. Simon Johnson

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  3. chris

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    i don't think i am hijacking the thread but i'd love to know WHEN everyone registered their first domain, and if you are bold .........what was its name.

    for me it was goldbaby dot com au which i still own, but it was my girlfriends idea at the time, it was my first dip into ecommerce, it was built in .ASP and never got off the ground as we broke up, no big deal, we are still friends.

    i think the year was @ 1998/9

    yes i was a late starter.

    tim
     
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    I reckon that deserves its own thread. Nice idea. :D

    (sorry for the thread hijack):eek:
     
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    Symbolics.com was the first domain ever registered, the wording in the story is correct in my view. Nordu.net was created by the registry before names were available for registration I'm guessing at the same time as the extensions themselves since it is the same 1/1/1985 date as the creation of the domain name system.
     
  9. Simon Johnson

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    The use of the domain is irrelevant. The fact is, that the oldest currently registered domain is nordu.net.

    Snoopy: FYI new domain registration started on 15 Jan 85.
     
  10. snoopy

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    I don't believe this name was ever registered, it was created by the registry. If you think it was the first name "registered" (on the 1st Jan) then that is at odds with your claim above of new domain registrations starting on the 15th.
     
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    I wonder if the story said first domain name created, would that make it more correct?



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    with ALL DUE respect to both simon and snoopy i want to ask a question.....

    what were you doing on that day? either the 1st or the 15th i don't care, what i want to know is DID you know something was about to happen?

    did you have an OH M G moment in 1985?

    so my question is "were you there" ? or did you come later to the party?

    tim
     
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    It it had said "created" instead then that wouldn't be right in my view.
     
  14. snoopy

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    I was eating sunny boys & playing with star wars figures.

    First I heard of the internet was very vague references in 1994 to terms like "information superhighway" in the media, I don't think I took much notice. Didn't use it till 1996. I heard of domains maybe around 1998 and registered some stinkers in 2000.
     
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  15. Simon Johnson

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    I first used the Internet in 89 (it was ftp - bitnet - newsgroups - gopher) that sort of stuff - before the WWW.

    On the domain question - here is the RFC for bedtime reading - see for yourself.
    http://www.faqs.org/rfcs/rfc921.html

    My ahha moment came later on. Even when web sites started appearing, nobody recognised the value of domains. I brought up buying them in a University lecture in 1993 and was laughed out the the room. Why? Because people said "What are you going to do with them?". There was no way to monetize them and ads on the Internet were considered pollution by many academics.

    The other side was the application process. US$100+ to Network Solutions and faxing off paperwork, wasn't $$$ well spent.
     
  16. findtim

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    WOW, THEN you kicked in quite quickly to the opportunity even though you would be considered LATE to market in 2000, well done.

    tim
     
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    cool, i had no idea of the internet in 93, but in 1990 i was running pubs in england and bought up the idea of a "non smoking pub" ( as i have never smoked ) and i got the same reaction WTF was the answer i got "it will NEVER HAPPEN" were the words.

    tim