The 50 Oldest .COM Domains. Who Owns Them?

A great quiz question is: What was the first .COM domain name ever registered? The answer is Symbolics.com, registered on March 15th, 1985. Almost thirty-six years later, and there are over 370 million domain names registered.

Here’s a look at the fifty oldest .COM domain names and who owns them. 

wdt_ID Number Registration Date Domain Owner
1 1 March 15, 1985 symbolics.com Aron Meystedt
2 2 April 24, 1985 bbn.com Raytheon Technologies
3 3 May 24, 1985 think.com Oracle
4 4 July 11, 1985 mcc.com Unknown - WHOIS privacy protected
5 5 September 30, 1985 dec.com Paul Kocher
6 6 November 7, 1985 northrop.com Northrop Gruman Systems Corp
7 7 January 9, 1986 xerox.com Xerox
8 8 January 17, 1986 sri.com SRI International
9 9 March 3, 1986 hp.com Hewlett-Packard
10 10 March 5, 1986 bellcore.com Iconectiv
Number Registration Date Domain Owner

 

The data contained in this table is accurate as of early 2021.

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4 thoughts on “The 50 Oldest .COM Domains. Who Owns Them?”

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