Where Are They Now: The 100 Oldest Domain Names

Over the past couple of months I’ve noticed my 5 year old son being indoctrinated with domain names. A couple weeks back he starts chanting PBS.org and KidsPlaceLive.com like it some sort of good luck spell. Then he starts begging me to let him go on Disney.com. Finally he asked me a great question: what are the 100 oldest domains ever?

I thought it was a great and interesting question so I did some research and found a good list on PC World. For all you lazy folks, here are the 20 oldest domain names complete with current screen shots:

1. symbolics.com: March 15, 1985 – Still in use as a historical marker complete with advertising options a la Million Dollar Homepage

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2. bbn.com: April 24, 1985 – Now in use by Raytheon Technologies

3. think.com: May 24, 1985 – Forwarding to Oracle’s educational program

4. mcc.com: July 11, 1985 – Parked, you can buy it!

5. dec.com: September 30, 1985- Forwarding to HP

6. northrop.com: November 7, 1985 – Forwarding to northropgrumman.com, a great place to buy some Drones

7. xerox.com: January 9, 1986 – Still copying strong!

8. sri.com: January 17, 1986 – SRI International still helping governments do government stuff.

9. hp.com: March 3, 1986 – HP is still going strong

10. bellcore.com: March 5, 1986 – now used by Ericson

11. ibm.com: March 19, 1986 – IBM is still around, just not as formidable as 1986

12. sun.com: March 19, 1986 – Forwarding to Oracle, Larry strikes again

13. intel.com: March 25, 1986 – Still better than AMD (sorry AMD)

14. ti.com: March 25, 1986 – I have to admit I thought of the rapper before Texas Instruments

15. att.com: April 25, 1986 – Locking you into crazy contracts since 1986

16. gmr.com: May 8, 1986 – Owned by General Motors but I guess they don’t want it?

17. tek.com: May 8, 1986 – Tektronic sells tech gizmos

18. fmc.com: July 10, 1986 – FMC corporation sell food chemicals…..yummers!

19. ub.com: July 10, 1986- Not in use, make an offer!

20. bell-atl.com: August 5, 1986 – Used byVerizon. Can you hear me know?

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