25th Anniversary of the Dot Com
Date: Thursday, March 18, 2010 @ 13:27:33 UTC
Topic: Tech Thoughts

Happy 25th Anniversary to the .com domain name! It was 25 years ago that the very first "dot com" was registered, sparking off the huge growth in the web that we see today:

In March 1985, Symbolics computers of Cambridge, Massachusetts entered the history books with an internet address ending in dotcom. That same year another five companies jumped on a very slow bandwagon.

It took until 1997, well into the internet boom, before the one millionth dotcom was registered.

"This birthday is really significant because what we are celebrating here is the internet and dotcom is a good, well known placeholder for the rest of the internet," said Mark Mclaughlin, chief executive officer of Verisign the company that is responsible for looking after the dotcom domain.

Find out more at the BBC

This article comes from NB Productions Your guide on the Web since 2000

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