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Trivia: What Was the First Domain Name Sold by GoDaddy?

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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.


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Comments (9)

    AbdulBasit Makrani

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    October 18th, 2017 at 9:43 am

      AbdulBasit Makrani

      Sorry… I thought the question was what was the first domain registered with GoDaddy.

      In reply to AbdulBasit Makrani | October 18th, 2017 at 9:44 am

      Elliot Silver

      That was the question – and you get a virtual high five!

      In reply to AbdulBasit Makrani | October 18th, 2017 at 9:45 am

      Will

      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.

      – Will

      In reply to AbdulBasit Makrani | October 18th, 2017 at 1:30 pm
    October 18th, 2017 at 9:46 am

    Logan

    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.

    October 18th, 2017 at 2:02 pm

      Jordi Gasull

      First domain ever registered was a .net. Nordu.net (if I’m not wrong)

      In reply to Logan | October 18th, 2017 at 4:20 pm

      Francois

      Exact

      In reply to Jordi Gasull | October 19th, 2017 at 4:19 am

    Logan

    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

    October 19th, 2017 at 11:38 am

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