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