Inventory of the 100 oldest domain names and their current status,how many do you know?

Industry Information 02 Sep 2023 02:25:05 PM By:DN platform editor
Abstract:

On January 1, 1985, the Internet gave birth to the first domain name. Many others have been registering domain names since then. According to recent statistics from VeriSign, there are currently 330 million domain name registrations worldwi

On January 1, 1985, the Internet gave birth to the first domain name. Many others have been registering domain names since then. According to recent statistics from VeriSign, there are currently 330 million domain name registrations worldwide. Do you know what the first registered domain name is?

With the rapid development of the Internet, domain names are still the most stable entrance for enterprises. Now many small and medium-sized enterprises have begun to adopt digital operations. Brand protection is the basis for development and growth, which highlights the impact of a good domain name on the future. Almost all domain names initially registered are domain names registered by companies to attract potential customers. Registering a personal domain name and setting up a personal website was not very popular at the time. Some of the companies that registered these domains were sold and some went out of business, but some of the domains are still used by their first registrants. You may come across some of these domain names on certain domain name sales platforms today.

The most interesting thing about these domains is that some of them haven't changed their homepage since day one. When you first visit these sites, you may feel nostalgic. Today, the editor will take stock of the 100 oldest domain names for you, and see how many do you know?

Inventory of the 100 oldest domain names and their current status,how many do you know?

1. Nordu.net (1985-01-01)

NORDUnet is the domain name of the Nordic Research and Education Network. On the other hand, the domain name Nordu.net was registered with the purpose of creating a root server first, and it has become the first registered domain name in the world. Now, the domain name is the official website of the NORDUnet company website.

2. Symbolics.com (1985-03-15)

With domain name registration open to all, the Internet's first .com extension was registered by Symbolics Computer Corporation, a computer company based in Massachusetts. Since then, they've used it for their corporate website. In 2009, an investment group called Napkin.com bought the domain name on its 25th anniversary of registration, and the group still owns it today. The site is now an internet museum, open to all.

3. BBN.com (1985-04-24)

After the registrant of the BBN Technology domain was acquired by Raytheon in 2009, the domain was forwarded to raytheon.com.

4. Think.com (1985-05-24)

In 1994, following the company's bankruptcy, the domain name registered by a software company called Thinking Machines Technology was transferred to Sun Microsystems along with the company's remaining assets. The domain was used a few years later for a UK-wide educational program. In 2000, the site was shut down. Currently, no content or reposts exist.

5. Mitre.org (1985-07-10)

The domain name was originally registered by the systems engineering company MITER Corporation, which has superseded it in Internet history as the first domain name registered with the .org extension. This domain is still used by the same company for the official website.

6. MCC.com (1985-07-11)

MCC English literal translation is the abbreviation of microelectronics and computer technology. The domain name is currently redirected to a zunmi.cn website.

7. DEC.com (1985-09-30)

The domain was sold for $57,400 in 2014; the domain currently redirects to the paulkocher.com website. The opening page is an introduction page about the individual.

8. Northrop.com (1985-11-07)

The domain name holder is the defense technology company Northrop (Northrop), because the domain name was changed to "Northrop Grumman", the domain name is no longer in use.

9. Xerox.com (1986-01-09)

The domain name is the official website of Xerox, a Fortune 500 company, with a history of more than 25 years. The domain name was registered in 1986. Its "Xerox" corresponds directly to the Xerox brand name. Xerox is a well-known trademark and brand of Xerox Corporation in the United States. Xerox Corporation was founded in 1906 in Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA. As a trademark, "Xerox" is used only to identify various products and services of Xerox Corporation. The "Xerox" trademark is placed in front of nouns to describe it: such as Xerox copiers, Xerox printers, etc.

10. SRI.com (1986-01-17)

This domain name is the official website of SRI International (Stanford Research Institute International), a non-profit research institution in Silicon Valley, USA. Its SRI is the abbreviation of SRI International. There are countless star projects that were born in the SRI International organization and were acquired by large companies or spun off to form companies: the basic ingredients of Tide laundry detergent, magnetic security ink for checks, mouse prototypes, inkjet printers, the invention of compact discs and LCD monitors, and Realization of the world's first Internet communication. Even Siri, the smart assistant in the Apple operating system, was originally an internal entrepreneurial project of SRI International.

11. HP.com (1986-03-03)

The HP.com domain name is the website of Hewlett-Packard, a world-renowned enterprise. Hewlett-Packard (HP) is one of the world's largest information technology (IT) companies, founded in 1939 and headquartered in Palo Alto, California, USA. HP has three business groups: Information Products Group, Printing and Imaging Systems Group, and Enterprise Computer Professional Services Group. Ranked 35th in the 2019 Forbes Global Digital Economy Top 100 list.

12. Bellcore.com (1986-03-05)

When registrant Bellcore changed its name to Telcordia Technologies in 1999, the domain was forwarded to telcordia.com until 2007. This domain name is not currently in active use.

13. SUN.com (1986-03-18)

This domain name is the official website domain name of Sun Microsystems. Sun is short for the name of Microsystems. Sun Microsystems is an IT and Internet technology service company (acquired by Oracle) Sun Microsystems was founded in 1982. The main products are workstations and servers. It was successfully listed in the United States in 1986. In 1992, Sun launched the SPARCstation10system, the first multi-processor desktop on the market, and entered the Fortune 500 in 1993.

14. IBM.com (1986-03-19)

At a glance, the domain name is the official website of IBM, a Fortune 500 company. The domain name has been used by IBM since the date of registration. International Business Machines Corporation, referred to as IBM (International Business Machines Corporation). Headquartered in Armonk, New York. Founded in the United States in 1911 by Thomas Watson, it is the world's largest information technology and business solutions company, with more than 310,000 employees worldwide and operations in more than 160 countries and regions.

15. Intel.com (1986-03-25)

Intel.com is the official website domain name of Intel Corporation. Intel is a listed company in the United States that mainly develops CPU processors. It is the world's largest manufacturer of personal computer parts and CPUs. It was established in 1968 and has a history of 52 years of product innovation and market leadership.

In December 2018, it ranked 17th in the "Top 500 World Brands 2018" compiled by the World Brand Lab. Ranked 13th in the top 100 global brands in 2019.

16. SRC.org (1986-03-25)

SRC.org is a domain name registered by the Semiconductor Research Alliance Corporation of America, and is still used as the company's official website today. SRC Semiconductor Technology R&D Alliance is a world-class semiconductor technology R&D alliance. With its highly regarded university research programs, the SRC plays an integral part in the research and development strategies of some of the industry's most influential entities.

17. TI.com (1986-03-25)

TI.com is the domain name of the official website of Texas Instruments, and "TI" is the abbreviation of the full name Texas Instruments. TI just corresponds to it. The domain name is in good condition and it is a rare and top-quality 2-letter domain name. Texas Instruments, the world's leading semiconductor multinational company, is famous for developing, manufacturing, and selling semiconductor and computer technologies. It is mainly engaged in the research, manufacturing, and sales of innovative digital signal processing and analog circuits. In addition to the semiconductor business, it also provides solutions including sensing and control, educational products and digital light source processing. In October 2019, the 2019 Forbes Global Digital Economy Top 100 list was released, and Texas Instruments ranked 45th.

18. Broken.net (1986-04-01)

This domain name has been used by Jason Matthews for a long time and has not yet been established. When visiting the site, only a "Hello" message is displayed.

19. ATT.com (1986-04-25)

The three-letter domain name ATT.com has been used as the official website of the world's top 100 telecommunications company AT&T.

AT&T (English: AT&T Inc., formerly the abbreviation of American Telephone & Telegraph), is an American telecommunications company and the second largest mobile operator in the United States. Founded in 1877, it has long monopolized long-distance and local calls in the United States. market. In October 2019, the 2019 Forbes Global Digital Economy Top 100 list ranked 5th.

20. GMR.com (1986-05-08)

GMR.com is a rare three-letter domain name in the world. It has good appearance and is easy to remember. It is no problem to estimate tens of millions according to the current market, but this old domain is currently not enabled to build a website.

21. TEK.com (1986-05-08)

The three-letter domain name TEK.com is currently the official website of Tektronix Inc. (English name Tektronix Inc., abbreviation: TEK"). Tektronix is a world-leading provider of test, measurement and monitoring solutions. Tektronix was founded in 1946, He is the inventor of the world's first trigger oscilloscope. Today, Tektronix has become one of the world's major electronic test and measurement suppliers, and its market covers all continents of the world.

22. FMC.com (1986-07-10)

The three-letter domain name FMC.com was registered by agricultural technology company FMC Corporation and is still used today for its official website. FMC Corporation is an agricultural science company that provides innovative solutions to growers around the world with a strong product portfolio and employs approximately 6,500 people worldwide.

23. UB.com (1986-07-10)

The domain name ub.com was originally registered in 1986 by UB Networks, a hardware network company. It has been 31 years ago and has a certain time value. It is one of the earliest domain names in existence today. In terms of meaning, the letter ub can be understood as "Uber, U coin", etc., suitable for building websites such as cars, games, and finance.

It is understood that the domain name UB.com was previously acquired by the poker game terminal Ultimate Bet in 2007 for US$129,420, or about RMB 855,000, and was mainly used for brand domain name upgrades. After 10 years, the domain name was revealed to have changed hands in October this year, and now the domain name UB.COM has become the official website of UnitedBitcoin, a cryptocurrency platform.

The domain name UB.COM just corresponds to the acronym of UnitedBitcoin, which is concise and easy to remember, which is not only suitable for the brand, but also conducive to brand promotion and promotion. The exact amount of the transaction is unknown. However, there are only 676 two-letter domain names in the world, and many two-letter domain names are worth tens of millions. The editor guesses that the transaction price of the domain name UB.COM must also be quite expensive.

24. Super.org (1986-07-10)

The Super.org domain name was registered by the US Computer Science Center and is still owned by the same person. But it has not been used since 2004. The word "Super" means "Super" in English. The appearance and implication of the domain name itself are very good, and according to current market estimates, it is still worth a lot.

25. Bell-Atl.com (1986-08-05)

The domain name Bell-Atl.com is owned by Bell Atlantic Corporation. "Bell-Atl" directly corresponds to the abbreviation of the company's full name Bell Atlantic.

But the company changed its name to Verizon in 2000, and the company's official website is now verizon.com. However the domain name Bell-Atl.com has not been used for 10 years.

26. GE.com (1986-08-05)

GE.com, a superb 2-letter domain name, is the official website of General Electric Company, one of the world's top 100 companies. "GE" is the abbreviation of the company's full name: General Electric Company. GE.com just corresponds to it.

General Electric Company is the world's largest multinational company providing technology and services, headquartered in Boston, USA. GE has gradually grown into an outstanding multinational company during the company's diversified development, with operations in more than 100 countries around the world and 315,000 employees. Ranked 48th in the Fortune Global 500 in 2019. In October 2019, Interbrand ranked 19th in the Top 100 Global Brands list.

27. Grebyn.com (1986-08-05)

The Grebyn.com domain belongs to software company Grebyn Corporation. It has been used as the official website for many years.

28. ISC.com (1986-08-05)

The three-letter domain ISC.com was originally used by Interactive Systems Technology, Inc. After the company was acquired, the domain was handed over to ISC Consultants Inc. Still hosting the official website. Founded in 1973, ISC's patented workforce management software, Irene®, was the first hosted system to provide forecasting, scheduling, analysis and planning capabilities over the Internet. ISC Consultants, Inc. is the leader in workforce management software solutions for the call center industry.

29. NSC.com (1986-08-05)

The semiconductor company National Semiconductor used this domain until 2000, but it then started forwarding to national.com after the company decided to use it. When the company was acquired by Texas Instruments (TI) in 2011, national.com began forwarding to ti.com. Also, NSC.com doesn't show anything.

30. Stargate.com (1986-08-05)

The domain name belongs to Stargate Informations Technology, which is currently being transferred to zayo.com after Zagate acquired the company in 2008. Zayo is a leading provider of infrastructure with dense, high-quality networks in every major market in North America and Western Europe. Through cooperation with leading network providers, it provides customers with services covering the world.

31. Boeing.com (1986-09-02)

Boeing.com is the domain name of Boeing's official website, and it has been the domain name of its official website since the date of registration. Boeing is the world's largest aerospace company and the world's leading manufacturer of civilian and military aircraft. Boeing also provides numerous military and civilian support services to customers in 150 countries and territories around the world. Boeing is one of the largest U.S. exporters in terms of sales.

32. ITCorp.com (1986-09-18)

The domain name is held by Interrupt Technology Corporation, and the website consists only of a welcome page, which explains why the website design is so simple, and briefly introduces the company.

33. Siemens.com (1986-09-29)

This is the brand domain name of Siemens AG, which has been used on the official website of Siemens AG since its registration. Founded in 1847, Siemens AG is a global leader in the field of electrical and electronic engineering. In October 2019, Interbrand ranked 58th in the Top 100 Global Brands list. In January 2020, the list of the world's 500 most valuable brands in 2020 was released, and Siemens ranked 84th.

34. Pyramid.com (1986-10-27)

The domain was formerly used by a computer company called Pyramid Technology, which was forwarded to siemens-pyramid.com for a while after it was acquired by Siemens in 1995. Now open the homepage of the website and it shows that the domain name is for sale.

35. AlphaCDC.com (1986-10-27)

The domain name is owned by Alpha Communications Development Corporation, which has greeted visitors with the same welcome page for years.

36. BDM.com (1986-10-27)

BDM.com, the premium three-letter domain name, was used for the BDM International website established in 1959, and when the company was acquired by Northrop Grumman in 2002, the domain name was forwarded to Motorcycle car sales site for a while. Currently, it is jumping to the sale page of godaddy.com, the domain name is for sale. Three-letter domain names are very rare in the world, and the domain name itself is of good quality and combined with the current market conditions, it should be worth a lot.

37. Fluke.com (1986-10-27)

Fluke.com is a brand domain name registered by Fluke, a company founded in 1948, and it has been used as the company's official website since the day it was registered in 1986. Fluke Corporation is a global leader in professional electronic test tools and software for measurement and condition monitoring. Fluke tools are known for their portability, safety, ease of use, accuracy and strict quality standards.

38. Inmet.com (1986-10-27)

This domain name is registered by Intermetrics, Inc. (founded in 1969). Been using it for a while and used it for jumps from time to time due to multiple handovers by the company. The domain name is currently unused.

39. Kesmai.com (1986-10-27)

The domain name was registered by Kesmai Game Publishing Company and was previously used for the company's official website. When the company was acquired by Electronic Arts in 1999, the domain was forwarded to EA.com.

40. Mentor.com (1986-10-27)

The domain name is owned by Mentor Graphics and has been used as the company's official website since its registration. The company was acquired by Siemens in 2017, but its website and corporate identity remain the same.

41. NEC.com (1986-10-27)

This domain name is used by NEC Corporation for the company's official website.

NEC Corporation, or NEC for short, is a Japanese multinational information technology company established in 1899. Headquartered in Minato-Ku, Tokyo, Japan. NEC provides information technology (IT) and networking products to commercial enterprises, communication services and governments.

In December 2018, the World Brand Lab released the "2018 World Top 500 Brands" list, ranking 339th.

42. RAY.com (1986-10-27)

RAY.com is a domain name registered in the name of Raytheon Company, an American defense industry company, in 1986 and has not been used for a long time. In recent years, the company has preferred to use Raytheon.com and jump to rtx.com. Raytheon is a large U.S. defense contractor headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts. Raytheon employs 73,000 people around the world and has a turnover of approximately $20 billion. Raytheon is the fifth largest defense contractor in the world according to Defense News 2005 data. In July 2019, Fortune Global 500 announced that Raytheon ranked 460th.

43. Rosemount.com (1986-10-27)

This domain name is a brand domain name registered by Rosemount, Inc., which was founded in 1956 and is now a brand of Emerson. Since 2006, this domain name has been redirected to Emerson's official website emerson.com. Since Emerson was founded more than 100 years ago, Rosemount has been recognized as a world leader in product design and manufacturing in the field of pressure, temperature, flow and level instrumentation products. With a customer satisfaction rating four times that of its competitors, Rosemount is also a world leader in customer service.

44. Vortex.com (1986-10-27)

The domain was registered by a company called Vortex Technology, and today the domain still welcomes its visitors with the old index.

45. GTE.com (1986-11-05)

The three-letter domain was formerly owned by a company called GTE, and now the domain name jumps to verizon.com after the domain name registrant GET Corporation was acquired by Verizon.

46. Alcoa.com (1986-11-05)

The domain name was registered by Alcoa, Inc. in 1888 and is still used on the company's official website.

Alcoa, referred to as Alcoa, is the largest aluminum company in the United States. Built in Pittsburgh in 1888, it adopted the name of Alcoa in 1907. It is the third largest aluminum producer in the world after Rio Tinto Group and RUSAL.

47. NSF.net (1986-11-05)

This domain name is registered by the National Science Foundation Network. Currently the page says welcome to visitors and displays a message stating that the domain name is for sale.

48. Adobe.com (1986-11-17)

The domain was registered by Adobe, a software giant founded in 1982, and is still used as the official website. Adobe Corporation of the United States is a well-known producer of graphic images and typesetting software. Its products mainly provide design software for designers, among which the most well-known is Adobe Photoshop, which is also one of the most popular and powerful image processing software. In October 2019, it ranked 55th in the Forbes Global Digital Economy Top 100 list; it ranked 39th in the Top 100 Global Brands released by Interbrand.

49. AMD.com (1986-11-17)

Since the date of registration, it will be used on the official website of Advanced Micro Devices (AMD).

Founded in 1969, American AMD Semiconductor Corporation specializes in designing and manufacturing various innovative microprocessors (CPU, GPU, APU, motherboard chipsets, TV card chips, etc.) for the computer, communication and consumer electronics industries, as well as providing flash memory and low-cost chips. Power Processor Solutions. In December 2018, the World Brand Lab released the "Top 500 World Brands 2018" list, and amd ranked 485th.

50. DAS.com (1986-11-17)

The DAS.com domain name was registered in 1986. Currently, jump to the domain name ergo.com of the official website of ERGO Group. ERGO is one of the leading insurance groups in Germany and Europe. The group is represented in about 30 countries around the world, mainly in Europe and Asia. ERGO offers a comprehensive range of insurance, pensions, investments and services.

51. Data-io.com (1986-11-17)

This domain name is registered by DataI/O Corporation, which was established in 1969, and is currently redirected to the company's official website dataio.com. Data I/O Corporation (NASDAQ: DAIO) is a leading global provider of advanced data and secure programming solutions for flash memory.

52. Octopus.com (1986-11-17)

The domain name was first registered by Octopus Enterprises and has been parked on the platform for several years since 2000. The case came to trial in 2011 after an ad corresponding to a competitor to Octopus Travel was displayed on the domain's parked page in 2006. This resulted in the domain being handed over to Octopus Travel. After the company took control of the domain, it sold it to its current owner, Octopus Deploy, in 2016. It is now used as the official website by Octopus Deploy.

53. Portal.com (1986-11-17)

The domain name is held by Portal Software, a company founded in 1985. After the company was sold to Oracle, the domain name was forwarded to Oracle's official website oracle.com.

54. Teltone.com (1986-11-17)

When the company was acquired by Leidos in 2016, the domain name owned by Teltone Corporation was forwarded to leidos.com. Leidos (NYSE: LDOS ) is a US defense company spun out of Science Applications International Corporation headquartered in Reston, Virginia. The company mainly provides scientific, engineering, system integration and technical services.

55. 3com.com (1986-12-11)

Used by 3Com, an electronics manufacturer founded in 1979, the domain was forwarded to hpe.com, which was sold to Hewlett-Packard in 2010. 3Com is an American equipment provider that provides security products, integrated voice equipment and data networking solutions for businesses of all sizes.

56. DG.com (1986-12-11)

The domain was registered by Data General, a small computer company founded in 1968, and the domain was transferred to emc.com for a while after it was acquired by EMC Corporation in 1999. It is then forwarded to DollarGeneral.com.

57. Amdahl.com (1986-12-11)

The domain is owned by Amdahl, a computer company founded in 1970, and has now been forwarded to Fujitsu's website, fujitsu.com, after the domain was acquired by the latter in 1997.

58. CCUR.com (1986-12-11)

Domain name registered by Concurrent Computer Corporation. The current jump is to current.com.

current is a financial technology service provider based in the United States.

59. CI.com (1986-12-11)

This domain name is registered by Cognition, Inc. and has been used since 2005 as the official website abbreviation "CI" for CI Investments. The domain name CI.com itself is a superb 2-letter domain name. It is an extremely rare resource. Worth at least tens of millions of dollars.

In 1981, CI introduced CI Pacific Fund (CI Pacific Fund) into the field of global funds. CI Pacific Fund is one of the earliest Canadian funds dedicated to the Asian market. The firm is known for its expertise in foreign funds and has adopted the name "Canadian International Fund Management Corporation."

60. Convergent.com (1986-12-11)

A corporate brand domain registered by Convergent. It is used as the official website from the date of registration.

Convergent is a 35-year-old digital signage system service provider located in the United States.

61. Peregrine.com (1986-12-11)

This domain is registered in the name of Peregrine Systems, Inc., a company founded in 1981 that is used as the official website of Peregrine Capital Management. When the old company went bankrupt, its assets were sold to HP.

62. Quad.com (1986-12-11)

The domain name was registered by Quadraton, a software company founded in 1983, which resold the domain name in 1998. It is currently the official website domain name of a company called Quad. Quad (NYSE: QUAD) is a leading provider of marketing solutions. The platform helps marketers and content creators increase the efficiency and effectiveness of marketing spend across offline and online media channels.

63. SQ.com (1986-12-11)

Domain name registered by Canadian software company SoftQuad Software. Now jump to Singapore Airlines official website singaporeairlines.com.

64. Tandy.com (1986-12-11)

The registered domain name of Tandy Corporation, founded in 1919, is not yet enabled for website building, because the company merged in 1963 and 2000 and changed its name to RadioShack.

65. TTI.com (1986-12-11)

The domain is registered by Citibank TTI and has been used as a travel blog for the past few years.

After several owner changes, it is currently jumping to ttiinc.com, the official website of TTI, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway.

66. Unisys.com (1986-12-11)

The domain name was registered by a software company founded in 1986, and "Unisys" corresponds to its brand name, and it is still used and used as the company's website to this day.

67. Aero.org (1987-01-07)

Registered by The Aerospace Corporation. After the company decided to start with a new domain name in 2012, the domain name jumped to aerospace.org.

68. MCNC.org (1987-01-15)

Registered as an acronym for the North Carolina Center for Microelectronics, this domain is still used as the same institution's website. In 1985, MCNC, in partnership with the State of North Carolina, began the creation of the statewide North Carolina Research and Education Network (NCREN) to provide the nation's first broadcast-quality two-way multipoint video and audio system. NCREN is one of the longest-running regional research and education networks in the United States.

69. CTS.com (1987-01-18)

The domain name was registered in 1987 and has now been redirected to concentric.com, which is used by XO Hosting.

70. CGI.com (1987-01-19)

Registered by CGI Group Inc., it is still the domain name of CGI's official website.

CGI Group Inc. is a multinational company headquartered in Montreal, Canada, whose business involves IT consulting and outsourcing services and related industries. In 2012, it acquired the British IT service company Logica at a price of 2.7 billion Canadian dollars, thus becoming the fifth largest independent IT service provider in the world.

71. SPDCC.com (1987-01-19)

A domain name originally registered by a computer consulting company. Now owned by Anthony Holland. When visiting the site, a message is displayed stating that the domain is one of the oldest ever created, along with an index listing the 100 oldest registered domains with a .com extension. 2009 was the last time this welcome page was updated.

72. Nyser.net (1987-01-27)

This domain name is registered by the New York State Education and Research Network, a non-profit Internet service provider. But currently the domain name is not enabled to build a website.

73. Apple.com (1987-02-19)

The domain name is registered by Apple, a company founded in 1976. From the date of registration, it is used as the official website of the company. Apple is now a household name. Apple Inc (Apple Inc,) is a high-tech company in the United States. Founded on April 1, 1976 by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Luo Wayne, and named Apple Computer Inc., in January 2007 9 changed its name to Apple Inc., headquartered in Cupertino, California. The current market value is 1.17 trillion. Ranked No. 1 on the 2019 Forbes Global Digital Economy Top 100 list.

74. NMA.com (1987-03-04)

The domain, first registered by Network Manifold Associates Inc., was sold to investment firm Napkin.com in early 2018. Currently, the domain name nma.com shows that it is for sale on the trading platform.

75. Prime.com (1987-03-04)

The domain name was registered by Prime Computer Inc., which is no longer in use after the company was acquired by another company in 1998. The domain is currently being forwarded to Amazon's Prime service page after Amazon acquired it in early 2018.

76. Rand.org (1987-04-02)

A domain name registered by the non-profit organization RAND Corporation. It is still its official website. The RAND Corporation is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to serving the public interest by making our research accessible to people around the world. RAND website (RAND.org) has more than 5 million downloads of research products every year, and the target audience includes policy makers, academic researchers and the general public.

77. MN.org (1987-04-04)

The domain is registered by Skypoint Communications, and for a long time, the domain has been jumping to the company's informative welcome page.

78. Philips.com (1987-04-04)

Philips.com is a brand domain registered by Philips (Philips). It has been used on the official website since then.

Philips, founded in the Netherlands in 1891, mainly produces lighting, home appliances, and medical systems. Philips, with 128,100 employees worldwide in 2007, has production bases in 28 countries around the world, sales organizations in 150 countries, and possesses 80,000 patents, with outstanding strength. In October 2019, Interbrand ranked 49th in the Top 100 Global Brands list.

79. Datacube.com (1987-04-23)

The domain name is registered by video processing software/hardware developer Datacube Inc., which was founded in 1978. The domain was used for its official website until 2006, when it was turned into a premium domain listings, sales and brokerage site while keeping the same name.

80. KAI.com (1987-04-23)

The domain name was originally registered by Kuck and Associates Inc. and was used by the company until 2002. Later, the domain name was forwarded to Intel's website for a long time. In 2018, a Chinese infrastructure company started using the domain name as its official website. Currently the domain name cannot be opened without enabling website building.

81. TIC.com (1987-04-23)

The domain name was first registered by Texas Internet Consulting, but the company is still using the domain name. Last updated in 2004, the site still welcomes its visitors with a simple interface.

82. Vine.com (1987-04-23)

The domain is currently registered by a company called Vine Technology, which purchased the domain in 2012 and was later acquired by Amazon. Now jump to vinemarket.com.

83. NCR.com (1987-04-30)

Brand domain name registered by NCR Corporation. It is still the official website of the company.

NCR Corporation was founded in 1884. is a global enterprise technology leader for retailers and banks. NCR's automated teller machines (ATMs), retail systems, Teradata data warehouses and IT services provide customers with relational technology solutions. Headquartered in Dayton, Ohio, NCR has 29,600 employees in more than 100 countries around the world. In 2011, Fortune 500 ranked No. 447, with an operating income of 5.443 billion US dollars.

84. RTI.org (1987-05-01)

The domain name was registered by the non-profit organization RTI International. Used for its official website from the date of registration.

RTI International was founded in 1958. is an independent, not-for-profit research organization dedicated to improving the human condition. The vision is to solve the world's most critical problems through science-based solutions in pursuit of a better future.

85. Cisco.com (1987-05-14)

This is a brand domain registered by Cisco and is still used as the official website. Founded in 1984, Cisco is the world's leading provider of network solutions. The current market value is 174.724 billion. The list of the world's 500 most valuable brands in 2020 was released, and Cisco ranked 68th.

86. RDL.com (1987-05-14)

is a domain name registered by a research and development laboratory institution. It has been the official website for a long time. Later, it did not remain active for a while, and currently jumps to Apichip.com, the official website of the APIC company. APIC is a pioneering photonics company founded in 1999 and headquartered in Culver City, California. Has more than 15 years of experience in developing advanced equipment for the US military. APIC's capabilities include: photonic system design and integration, rapid photonic R&D and prototyping, and fabrication of high-performance electro-optical components.

87. UU.net (1987-05-20)

UUNet is an Internet service provider established in 1987. Brand domain name was registered at that time

UU.net. It has been using this domain name as its official website for a long time. When it was later acquired by Verizon, it used the same domain name until 2001, but since then it has been forwarded to the parent company's website. But at present, the domain name shows that it cannot be opened.

88. SLB.com (1987-05-20)

This domain name is a brand domain name registered by Schlumberger Ltd. and is still used as the official website today. domain subject"

SLB" is the abbreviation of the full name Schlumberger.

Schlumberger was founded in 1926. The company is the world's largest oilfield technical service company, headquartered in Houston, Paris and The Hague, with branches in more than 140 countries around the world. Founded in 1927, the company currently has more than 130,000 employees. In 2006, the company's revenue was 19.23 billion US dollars, and it is a Fortune 500 company.

89. Parcplace.com (1987-05-27)

A domain name registered by ParcPlace Systems Inc., corresponding to its brand. Used as the company's official website. Later started forwarding to cincom.com. Currently, the domain name, it redirects to cincomsmalltalk.com.

90. UTC.com (1987-05-27)

This domain name is a brand abbreviation domain name registered by United Technologies Corporation, and it was originally used as an official website. Later, after merging with Raytheon, the domain name also jumped to Raytheon's official website rtx.com. United Technologies Corporation (English: United Technologies Corporation; UTC for short) is one of the global diversified manufacturing companies, formerly known as United Air Transport Corporation, headquartered in Connecticut, USA. The company initially engaged in aircraft manufacturing and air transportation. In 1934, the United Air Transport Company was split for policy reasons, forming today's United Technologies Corporation, Boeing and United Airlines.

91. IDE.com (1987-06-26)

The domain name was registered in 1987 and has been used by many companies as the official website domain name before. A website about drone communication is currently using the domain name.

92. TRW.com (1987-07-09)

A company brand domain name registered by TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. It is used as the official website from the date of registration. Its domain name body "TRW" corresponds to its company abbreviation TRW. TRW is the world's leading supplier of automotive safety systems and a Fortune 500 company. The pioneer and leader of automotive safety systems, one of the world's top ten auto parts suppliers. Headquartered in Livonia, Michigan, USA, it has more than 63,000 employees in more than 25 countries and regions around the world.

93. Unipress.com (1987-07-13)

This domain used to be the official website of the Unipress Software company. After 2006, it jumps to numarasoftware.com for a while. The site was not enabled for a few years after that, and current visits open to a simple welcome page.

94. Usenix.org (1987-07-14)

This domain belongs to an organization formerly known as "Unix Users Group", which had to change its name to "USENIX" for legal reasons. Currently the domain name Usenix.org is used as the official website of its organization.

95. Sesqui.net (1987-07-21)

This domain name was used by an Internet Service Provider for some time. It is currently being sold on the domain name trading platform Sedo.

96. Dupont.com (1987-07-27)

This domain name is a brand domain name registered by DuPont Company of the United States. It has been used on the official website to this day. The name used dates back to 1802.

DuPont is a global company based on scientific research, providing scientific solutions that can improve the quality of human life in food and nutrition, health care, clothing, home and construction, electronics and transportation. Founded in 1802, DuPont operates in 70 countries around the world and employs more than 79,000 people.

On July 19, 2018, the Fortune Global 500 list was released, and DowDuPont ranked 147th.

97. Lockheed.com (1987-07-27)

The domain name was registered and used as the official website of the aerospace company Lockheed Corporation founded in 1926. When Lockheed Corporation merged with Martin Mariette in 1996, the new name was Lockheed Martin, and the domain started jumping to lockheedmartin.com. Lockheed Martin Corporation: Global Top 100 Enterprises, headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, is a global security and aerospace company with approximately 110,000 employees worldwide, mainly engaged in the research of advanced technology systems, products and services, design, development, manufacture, integration and maintenance.

98. Rosetta.com (1987-07-28)

This domain name was once used for the official website of the software consulting company Rosetta. In 2011, France's Publicis Groupe acquired Princeton-based interactive marketing agency Rosetta for $525 million in cash. Now Rosetta.com also jumps to the official website of Publicis Sapient, a subsidiary of Publicis Groupe. Publicis Groupe, the largest advertising and communication group in France, was founded in 1926 and is headquartered in Paris, France. In November 2014, Publicis Groupe acquired Sapient, an American consulting and technical service company specializing in digital advertising, for US$3.7 billion to expand the US market.

99. Toad.com (1987-08-18)

The domain name was used as a mail server by John Gilmore, the father of cypherpunks. Currently, it is not forwarded to any website.

100. Quick.com (1987-08-31)

The domain name was used by a software and hardware consulting firm for a while, and then by another company in 2000. Currently, the domain name is not enabled for website building. The literal translation of the word "Quick" is: core, fast, etc. As far as the domain name itself is concerned, its appearance and meaning are good. Suitable for technology company website.

Summarize:

After looking at these 100 ancient domain names, we found that there are 85 ".com" suffixes, 6 ".net" suffixes, and 9 ".org" suffixes; when we check the ownership status of domain names, 53 of them are still Belonging to its first owner. On the other hand, while 24 of the 47 domain names changed hands directly, 23 of them were done through the acquisition of the company that owns the domain name. Today, 14 of the top 100 domain names are used as official websites of some of the world's Fortune 500 companies.

Surprisingly, 5 out of 100 domain names are for sale in the listings stated on the domain selling platform and their respective homepages. In other words, if you're willing to pay enough, you could own one or a few of the 100 oldest domain names in Internet history.

Domains that are not for sale and do not have a public sale history are usually used by older companies for their official websites. Hewlett-Packard, Intel and IBM are among the world's top 100 companies, and well-known technology companies are among them.

During the process of observing the use of these 100 domain names, we found that many giant companies are simplifying their brand names. The advantage of using a two-letter or three-letter name is to make the brand easy to remember. In particular, there are only 676 two-letter domain names in the world. At present, a large part has been held by these giant companies. Now there are only a dozen two-letter .COMs that can be traded every year.

For example: General Electric—GE.com, Hewlett-Packard—HP.com, cryptocurrency platform UnitedBitcoin—UB.com, Singapore Airlines’ SQ.com, etc. It can be seen from this that these large companies have unique vision and strategy from the very beginning, and registered domain names that match their brands or names very early. They know that in today's Internet trend, the development of any enterprise is inseparable from the website, so it is not unreasonable to become one of the world's top 100 enterprises. Some companies even spend a lot of money to buy these extremely rare domain names. In order to help the development of enterprises. For example: Jingdong-JD.COM, Facebook-FB.com, Lufax-LU.com, etc.

at last:

As a traffic entrance, domain names play a vital role for terminal companies. Those terminal companies that have vigorously protected and repurchased their domain name brands, whether they are giants or small and medium-sized enterprises, may not only save tens of millions or hundreds of millions of costs in terms of brand building and marketing costs, but also use good domain names. It is to widen the distance from competitors and walk in the forefront of the industry.

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