Internet Grand Daddy(s)


So what is the oldest domain on the internet? If we had to guess we would have expected something like Bell Labs or AT&T. With internet traffic and users growing in exponential rates it is interesting to note that the internet grew very slowly for a long period of time.

So many domains—So little time

So among the usual suspects you would find the oldest domain being symbolics.com (a stunning 25 years in next March). Others represent a number IT and telco companies. One company that we’re surprised is not represented is CompuServe. Like many others we got our first taste of the rudimentary internet that existed in the early 1980 from providers like CompuServe. You can find the list of the oldest continuously registered domains here. A nostalgic  view indeed.

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