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25th Anniversary of .COM

Created: 08 Feb 2010 • Updated: 03 Jun 2014 • 1 comment
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logo_25yearsofdotcom.gifThis year marks the 25th anniversary of .com (dot com). In March 1985, the first .com domain name was registered,, igniting the birth of the consumer Internet that, 25 years later, continues to transform communications, commerce and our society as a whole.

And to commemorate this silver anniversary, a Website -- -- has been launched to celebrate Internet innovation as well as to showcase the innovators and entrepreneurs who have shaped the Internet.

As part of this celebration, VeriSign will soon announce the top 75 people and companies who have made the most notable impact in shaping the Internet and ultimately, our world. From this list, a distinguished panel comprised of some of the Internet's most important influencers, will select the ".com 25." Winners of the .com 25 will be announced at a gala event later this spring in San Francisco.

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kimooa's picture

Yes, 25 years had passed. But most of the ten earliest .com domains had redirected or had been bought by others.

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