We all know that Symbolics.com was the first domain name ever registered. That domain name was registered on March 15, 1985. That domain name is currently owned by Aron Meystedt of Napkin.com (and Heritage Auctions).
Here’s a bit of domain industry trivia for you: What was the first domain name ever sold by GoDaddy? The domain name is still registered, and the owner of the domain name still has it registered at GoDaddy.
The first person to answer the question correctly gets a virtual high 5 from me.
Sorry… I thought the question was what was the first domain registered with GoDaddy.
That was the question – and you get a virtual high five!
I checked out the article that is pretty cool that was the first domain name. a 2 word .Com. Abdul nailed it! This makes me think what was the first domain name given away by network solutions since back then they didn’t even charge people they gave them out as promotion.
I found the answer to this in a Forbes article about Bob Parsons published this morning:
Symbolics.com was the first .com domain name ever registered, not the first domain name ever registered. Right? Certainly, a .mil, a .edu, or .gov preceded a .com registration.
First domain ever registered was a .net. Nordu.net (if I’m not wrong)
Given that the Internet started out as DARPAnet, I’d suspect the U.S. military used .mil domain names before .net rolled out:
“The domain name mil is the sponsored top-level domain (sTLD) in the Domain Name System of the Internet for the United States Department of Defense and its subsidiary or affiliated organizations. The name is derived from military. It was one of the first top-level domains, created in January 1985.” – Wikipedia