Infographic – .com Domain History

Wow! I’ve not thought the Internet Era started such a long time ago. Have you?

It is impossible to say when the internet began for certain. Nevertheless, let’s track one of the most famous domain zone’s story together.
To make it more visual, I have created an infographic that covers some of the most important dates for .com zone.

Thus, you can see that for 32-years the domain name .com is a top-level domain zone in the DNS of the Internet and original intended purpose for domains registered by commercial organizations and later for general purposes too.

Just for your interest, the following are the 100 oldest still-existing registered com domains:

RankCreate dateDomain name
1March 15, 1985symbolics.com
2April 24, 1985BBN.com
3May 24, 1985think.com
4July 11, 1985MCC.com
5September 30, 1985DEC.com
6November 7, 1985northrop.com
7January 9, 1986xerox.com
8January 17, 1986SRI.com
9March 3, 1986HP.com
10March 5, 1986bellcore.com
11March 19, 1986IBM.com
11March 19, 1986sun.com
13March 25, 1986intel.com
13March 25, 1986TI.com
15April 25, 1986ATT.com
16May 8, 1986GMR.com
16May 8, 1986tek.com
18July 10, 1986FMC.com
18July 10, 1986UB.com
20August 5, 1986bell-atl.com
20August 5, 1986GE.com
20August 5, 1986grebyn.com
20August 5, 1986ISC.com
20August 5, 1986NSC.com
20August 5, 1986stargate.com
26September 2, 1986boeing.com
27September 18, 1986ITCorp.com
28September 29, 1986siemens.com
29October 18, 1986pyramid.com
30October 27, 1986alphaDC.com
30October 27, 1986BDM.com
30October 27, 1986fluke.com
30October 27, 1986inmet.com
30October 27, 1986kesmai.com
30October 27, 1986mentor.com
30October 27, 1986NEC.com
30October 27, 1986ray.com
30October 27, 1986
rosemount.com
30October 27, 1986vortex.com
40November 5, 1986alcoa.com
40November 5, 1986GTE.com
42November 17, 1986adobe.com
42November 17, 1986AMD.com
42November 17, 1986DAS.com
42November 17, 1986data-IO.com
42November 17, 1986octopus.com
42November 17, 1986portal.com
42November 17, 1986teltone.com
49December 11, 19863Com.com
49December 11, 1986amdahl.com
49December 11, 1986CCUR.com
49December 11, 1986CI.com
49December 11, 1986convergent.com
49December 11, 1986DG.com
49December 11, 1986peregrine.com
49December 11, 1986quad.com
49December 11, 1986SQ.com
49December 11, 1986tandy.com
49December 11, 1986TTI.com
49December 11, 1986unisys.com
61January 19, 1987CGI.com
61January 19, 1987CTS.com
61January 19, 1987SPDCC.com
64February 19, 1987apple.com
65March 4, 1987NMA.com
65March 4, 1987prime.com
67April 4, 1987philips.com
68April 23, 1987datacube.com
68April 23, 1987KAI.com
68April 23, 1987TIC.com
68April 23, 1987vine.com
72April 30, 1987NCR.com
73May 14, 1987cisco.com
73May 14, 1987RDL.com
75May 20, 1987SLB.com
76May 27, 1987parcplace.com
76May 27, 1987UTC.com
78June 26, 1987IDE.com
79July 9, 1987TRW.com
80July 13, 1987unipress.com
81July 27, 1987dupont.com
81July 27, 1987lockheed.com
83July 28, 1987rosetta.com
84August 18, 1987toad.com
85August 31, 1987quick.com
86September 3, 1987allied.com
86September 3, 1987DSC.com
86September 3, 1987SCO.com
89September 22, 1987gene.com
89September 22, 1987KCCS.com
89September 22, 1987spectra.com
89September 22, 1987WLK.com
93September 30, 1987mentat.com
94October 14, 1987WYSE.com
95November 2, 1987CFG.com
96November 9, 1987marble.com
97November 16, 1987cayman.com
97November 16, 1987entity.com
99November 24, 1987KSR.com
100November 30, 1987NYNEXST.com

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