Ancient domins list (the oldest ones ever registered)

Do you know when the first domain was registered and what was it? Do you think it was microsoft.com? Or maybe att.com? ibm.com? Not exactly. The first one was symbolics.com registered at 15-Mar-1985. Below is the list of oldest domains ever:

15-mar-1985 symbolics.com
24-apr-1985 bbn.com
24-may-1985 think.com
11-jul-1985 mcc.com
30-sep-1985 dec.com
07-nov-1985 northrop.com
09-jan-1986 xerox.com
17-jan-1986 sri.com
03-mar-1986 hp.com
05-mar-1986 bellcore.com
19-mar-1986 ibm.com
19-mar-1986 sun.com
25-mar-1986 intel.com
25-mar-1986 ti.com
25-apr-1986 att.com
08-may-1986 gmr.com
08-may-1986 tek.com
10-jul-1986 fmc.com
10-jul-1986 ub.com
05-aug-1986 bell-atl.com

As you can see some notable nowadays ones are missing. So, here are their registration dates:

10-may-1994 linux.org
19-sep-1994 freebsd.org
13-jan-2001 wikipedia.org
15-sep-1997 google.com
18-jan-1995 yahoo.com
10-nov-1994 msn.com
15-jul-1999 paypal.com
02-may-1991 microsoft.com
07-mar-1997 w3c.org
22-nov-1988 dell.com
17-nov-1986 amd.com
22-sep-1993 cnn.com
20-oct-1998 ask.com
15-jul-1989 bbc.com

I was amazed. What about you? 🙂

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