On September 15, 1997 – twenty years ago to the day – the Google.com domain name was first registered. It looks like Google.com was registered at Network Solutions, but interestingly, it is now registered at MarkMonitor. It is a bit surprising the company hasn’t transferred it to Google Domains, the domain name registrar owned and operated by Google.
Here is a graphic with the current Whois record for Google.com provided by DomainTools:
If you want to see how the Google.com homepage looked over the years, you can have a look at Archive.org.
It’s pretty neat to think that the hub of the entire Internet was created twenty years ago today. At just 20 years old, Google.com isn’t even close to some of the oldest domain names in existence, which pre-date it by over a decade!
Someday, I bet you will see this question in a trivia game and you will know the answer to: “when was Google.com registered?“