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The .com Suffix Turns 25 Today

Fascinating story here (to us, anyway) about the first company to register a .com Internet domain. Some firm called Symbolics, one of those old Route 128 companies that made Greater Boston the hub of the technology industry until somebody wisely decided to move to the sunshine of California, tacked a .com onto the end of its name on March 15, 1985, and started a revolution. Of course, not many people noticed back in 1985, but that's history for you. As for Microsoft, the article says that it didn't register Microsoft.com until 1991 -- when there still weren't that many people online. 

Posted by Lee Pender on March 15, 2010


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