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, 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 Aron Meystedt
2 2 April 24, 1985 Raytheon Technologies
3 3 May 24, 1985 Oracle
4 4 July 11, 1985 Unknown - WHOIS privacy protected
5 5 September 30, 1985 Paul Kocher
6 6 November 7, 1985 Northrop Gruman Systems Corp
7 7 January 9, 1986 Xerox
8 8 January 17, 1986 SRI International
9 9 March 3, 1986 Hewlett-Packard
10 10 March 5, 1986 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?”

  1. Hello James,

    Your concentration, on (.comEPAs) makes you one of the more believable authors . Many blog authors on domaining are pushing the Google Kool-aid trap for SEM -Centric marketing, that often buries any new up and coming IPO’s chances for survival. JAS. 3/22/2021
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