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Thursday, January 06, 2005

100 Oldest ".com" domain names, in order: Find them here. I never would have guessed these names were being snapped up in the mid- to late-80s. It is telling though to see the companies that were aware of ICANN, and who made sure to reserve their names, thereby stopping the cyber-squatting that was to become such the rage in the mid-90s: Intel.com; Apple.com; HP.com; Xerox.com. All companies that had and have a strong tech presence and presumably enough geeks to know that the domains were coming on line for registration.

I wish I had known this before setting my time machine to 1993. I was hoping to snap up 3com.com or UNISYS.com. Oh well. At least I can get in on the whole Enron deal...

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