The Internet revolution started during the late 1980’s and became the biggest thing during the 1990’s, with many online startups taking to the web.
There are a staggering 876 million domain names today, and the figures given an easy guess of how far the biggest revolution of our times has come.
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In this jungle of hundreds of millions of domain names, it is worth remembering the first .com domain name.
Yes, the first .com website continues to be in existence and is celebrating its 30th birthday.
Symbolics.com used to sell computer-related products. Even though it is not in business now, the website continues to be here on the web.
Interestingly, most people who are part of the Internet revolution don’t know about the first .com website. Symbolics.com celebrates its 30th birthday on March 15, 2015.
The Internet began as a platform used mostly by university students and researchers for collaboration and communication.
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Over the last three decades, it has evolved as a medium for global communication and commerce, for all types of industries and individuals.
Today, more than 3 billion people are accessing the web on their desktops, laptops and mobile devices. The global ecommerce business stands at a staggering $1.3 trillion and continues to grow at a fast pace.
The first dot com was registered even before the World Wide Web came into existence. While Symbolics.com was registered in March 1985, it took another 6 years before the www was developed.
Even after 2 years of the first .com site, only 100 domains were registered.
The domain industry today churns out one dot.com every second.
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A few more years and there will be more than a billion domains on the Internet.
As symbolic.com celebrates its 30th birthday, we can only imagine where the Internet revolution will take the world in the next 30 years.
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