2008-07-23

The 100 Most Oldest Domain Names in Internet

by Anoop Engineer 137 comments






Have you ever wondered about the beginning of internet? The sites that early users of internet used to read? 
Update: As many readers have pointed out, these are mere domain names and not websites. Thank you readers.

For your gyan, here is a list of first 100 owners of a .com domain:

RankRegistered DateDomain Name
115-March-1985SYMBOLICS.COM
224-April-1985BBN.COM
324-May-1985THINK.COM
411-July-1985MCC.COM
530-September-1985DEC.COM
607-November-1985NORTHROP.COM
709-January-1986XEROX.COM
817-January-1986SRI.COM
903-March-1986HP.COM
1005-March-1986BELLCORE.COM
1119-March-1986IBM.COM
1119-March-1986SUN.COM
1325-March-1986INTEL.COM
1325-March-1986TI.COM
1525-April-1986ATT.COM
1608-May-1986GMR.COM
1608-May-1986TEK.COM
1810-July-1986FMC.COM
1810-July-1986UB.COM
2005-August-1986BELL-ATL.COM
2005-August-1986GE.COM
2005-August-1986GREBYN.COM
2005-August-1986ISC.COM
2005-August-1986NSC.COM
2005-August-1986STARGATE.COM
2602-September-1986BOEING.COM
2718-September-1986ITCORP.COM
2829-September-1986SIEMENS.COM
2918-October-1986PYRAMID.COM
3027-October-1986ALPHACDC.COM
3027-October-1986BDM.COM
3027-October-1986FLUKE.COM
3027-October-1986INMET.COM
3027-October-1986KESMAI.COM
3027-October-1986MENTOR.COM
3027-October-1986NEC.COM
3027-October-1986RAY.COM
3027-October-1986ROSEMOUNT.COM
3027-October-1986VORTEX.COM
4005-November-1986ALCOA.COM
4005-November-1986GTE.COM
4217-November-1986ADOBE.COM
4217-November-1986AMD.COM
4217-November-1986DAS.COM
4217-November-1986DATA-IO.COM
4217-November-1986OCTOPUS.COM
4217-November-1986PORTAL.COM
4217-November-1986TELTONE.COM
4211-December-19863COM.COM
5011-December-1986AMDAHL.COM
5011-December-1986CCUR.COM
5011-December-1986CI.COM
5011-December-1986CONVERGENT.COM
5011-December-1986DG.COM
5011-December-1986PEREGRINE.COM
5011-December-1986QUAD.COM
5011-December-1986SQ.COM
5011-December-1986TANDY.COM
5011-December-1986TTI.COM
5011-December-1986UNISYS.COM
6119-January-1987CGI.COM
6119-January-1987CTS.COM
6119-January-1987SPDCC.COM
6419-February-1987APPLE.COM
6504-March-1987NMA.COM
6504-March-1987PRIME.COM
6704-April-1987PHILIPS.COM
6823-April-1987DATACUBE.COM
6823-April-1987KAI.COM
6823-April-1987TIC.COM
6823-April-1987VINE.COM
7230-April-1987NCR.COM
7314-May-1987CISCO.COM
7314-May-1987RDL.COM
7520-May-1987SLB.COM
7627-May-1987PARCPLACE.COM
7627-May-1987UTC.COM
7826-June-1987IDE.COM
7909-July-1987TRW.COM
8013-July-1987UNIPRESS.COM
8127-July-1987DUPONT.COM
8127-July-1987LOCKHEED.COM
8328-July-1987ROSETTA.COM
8418-August-1987TOAD.COM
8531-August-1987QUICK.COM
8603-September-1987ALLIED.COM
8603-September-1987DSC.COM
8603-September-1987SCO.COM
8922-September-1987GENE.COM
8922-September-1987KCCS.COM
8922-September-1987SPECTRA.COM
8922-September-1987WLK.COM
9330-September-1987MENTAT.COM
9414-October-1987WYSE.COM
9502-November-1987CFG.COM
9609-November-1987MARBLE.COM
9716-November-1987CAYMAN.COM
9716-November-1987ENTITY.COM
9924-November-1987KSR.COM
10030-November-1987NYNEXST.COM


Intel need to be very afraid. They are at 13.
Did anyone bother to see, how many of them are still running? Please share in the comments.

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Comments 137 comments
Joe Vautour said...

I am not sure what is worse, your grammar or your spelling. "The 100 Most Oldest Websites in Intenet"

Anonymous said...

Hmmm... an evil search engine bait :) ny way good find.

atoztoa said...

Nice find mate... I will have to 'whois' them to find which are still holding :)

1. SYMBOLICS.COM

Still working... Symbolics is currently a privately held company which acquired the assets and intellectual property of the old public company called Symbolics, Inc.

Anonymous said...

shudnt it be mostest oldest?

Anonymous said...

I'd say Mostest Oldestesterer.

Anonymous said...

Good share. Keep posting

Anonymous said...

Actually, I believe it should be "Leastest Newest Websites on the Internets"

Anonymous said...

100 OF THE OLDEST WEBSITES ON THE INTERNET TUBES BEFORE THE BUCKET WAS FULL

John Young | We Have Contact said...

It's not the mostest interesting content, but you are sure getting traffic due to the clever titling (at least I hope it was done on purpose)!

;)

Anonymous said...

You guys here for read Title or the article/ post...you think you know much about language grammer oky...tell me English of - 'Purushartha' its a Hindi Word....which you wont find English of...: B*ST*RDS

Watch Television said...

Example.org

Kirk Warren said...

Was this before or after they switch the internet over to tubes?

Anonymous said...

Wow... the grammar nazis are out in droves today. Attention assholes, this guy is foreign. Enjoy content and leave, that is all.

Anonymous said...

"You guys here for read Title or the article/ post...you think you know much about language grammer oky...tell me English of - 'Purushartha' its a Hindi Word....which you wont find English of...: B*ST*RDS"

WHAT?

ncabstract said...

Ever notice how grammatically correct dorks are?

Anonymous said...

besides grammar the nomenclature is wrong. These are domains, not "websites" in 1985. You weren't surfing the site back then.

Anonymous said...

don't post english articles if you are foreign then. problem solved.

Drakenking said...

This was before there were Tubes. You can't travel to other websites without tubes! OH NO, THE PORN IS BLOCKING THE TUBES.

Anonymous said...

shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit

Anonymous said...

http://digg.com/tech_news/100_Oldest_Domain_Names_6

gamebittk said...

http://digg.com/tech_news/100_Oldest_Domain_Names_6

Anonymous said...

its actually "oldest mosty"

Webmosher said...

In 1985-87, none of these were websites, they were only domain names. The first actual website was put up in 1991, but web sites did not really become popular til 93 and afterward.

Anonymous said...

You mean to tell me out of all those 100 domains, none of them are porn related? So much for thinking porn was on the internet since the the beginning.

Anonymous said...

Who gave your lazy ass a blog?

Hay intarnet, I found this list on someone's blog and copied and pasted it here. I haven't provided anything original but if one of you can, can you please let me know so I can add more content to this CRAPPY BLOG.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous comments on the Intenet? Gotta love them.

Anonymous said...

The porn was all ascii character based in '85, and a 3kb ascii porn file took 6 hours to download.

Leave the dude's english alone - or show him up by posting a page he can read in Hindi.

Anonymous said...

First web server @1990
http://info.cern.ch/

Domain name not the same as a website

Rookie

Anonymous said...

What, no hotmoms.com?

Anonymous said...

As a summer intern, I actually registered ATT.com.

Anonymous said...

We don't need to worry about Islamic terrorists taking over the world. Gen-X and Gen-Y bloggers lacking basic English and grammar skills are doing a much better job.

Anonymous said...

As a summer intern, I actually made the internet.

Alex Vita said...

Most Oldest fail.

BoB said...

/b/tards every which way

Anonymous said...

"Did anyone bother to see, how many of them are still running? Please share in the comments."

No - it's your fucking post - why don't *you* tell us... Or would that be too much work?

Anonymous said...

This is a neat list, but it's been floating around the Internet or many years. I also agree with others in that this should say Top 100 Domain Names, not Websites since the WWW wasn't around until 1989, which is after all these domains were even registered.

Anonymous said...

4chan is baaaaaack!

Anonymous said...

Makes me wish I knew about the internet and cybersquatted me some microsoft.com and a million others like it back in the 80's

Anonymous said...

Hmm what is this dailygyan.com site?
The comments here seem so much more sharper than on digg.com...

Did anyone bother to see, if the rest of it is any good?
Please share in the comments.

Anonymous said...

NEWSFLASH, DUMBASS: THOSE ARE DOMAIN NAMES NOT WEBSITES.

Anonymous said...

hi anons!

Anonymous said...

hail grammar nazi

also gtfo anon

Anonymous said...

Nice copy pasta, but these are just .com domain names, I'm pretty sure the .gov's were in use before then

Anonymous said...

Puruṣārtha (a Sanskrit tatpurusha compound translating to "human purpose").

--Attributed to wikipedia.com, not a most oldest website, but registered on January 15, 2001.

Signed, One of the H*R*MZ*D*S

doswheeler said...

Wow that was quite fascinating. Pretty neat to see who was around when it all started.

JT
www.FireMe.To/udi

Anonymous said...

If you mention #13 at the end of the article, you should make sure there aren't two #13s.

Anonymous said...

u forgot to list mine firstest domain at at #98 FUALL.com

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

wheres the porn?????

Anonymous said...

This is all very funny! Hyuk! How about trying to translate "I love sports, not games" to Hindi! How about "Use logic to reason through inference"!

Rouven said...

If I'll get an email from one of those domains, I'll mark it as spam. All of them.

Warren said...

"don't post english articles if you are foreign then. problem solved."
Right, did we forget what capital letters where for also? Anonymous wouldn't stupid for American would it?

"You mean to tell me out of all those 100 domains, none of them are porn related? So much for thinking porn was on the internet since the the beginning. "
This I lurv, how true, it was the nerdy co's of IBM and Intel that got in early to domain names, I guess Porn came with the pics of the web. Pity the air-con company Email didn't get in on it early hey?

Anonymous said...

As a summer intern i actually built the robot that is Al Gore that then went on to invent the internet.

Anonymous said...

The comments left were so much more interesting than the content itself, I love the internet.

YourMom said...

FAIL.COM

Anonymous said...

why didn't anyone bother to include http://stuffididlastnight.com on this list!!?!??

Anonymous said...

Someone come up with the oldest screenshot.

Anonymous said...

"hail grammar nazi

also gtfo anon"

Says an anonymous poster. Lol.

Anonymous said...

Got proper grammar?

Anonymous said...

Proper grammar is essential to intelligence.

Anonymous said...

Also...

domain name != website

Sheesh.

Anonymous said...

"Wow... the grammar nazis are out in droves today. Attention assholes, this guy is foreign. Enjoy content and leave, that is all."

Content is inaccurate. See above comment. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Oh, and just in case you haven't a clue as to what "!=" means...

!= -> IS NOT EQUAL TO

Anoop Engineer said...

Point noted and content updated.

Anonymous said...

http://www.walthowe.com/navnet/history.html

Steve said...

My domain (geekster.com) was first registered on 03-Aug-1998. How do I find out how many domains existed at that time? I'm sure that a LOT of domains were registered in the 9 months between the first 100 and when I came along.

Steve said...

Nevermind, I didn't notice that these were 1987 when I was 1998. Oops.

Anonymous said...

did anyone notice how the bad grammar and spelli..... nevermind.

Anonymous said...

@ Anoop Engineer

Thank you. Content is now worthy of my praise. :)

Copy pasta, maybe, but I've never seen it before, and I find it quite interesting.

cl0n3x said...

Grammer Nazis FTW

Anonymous said...

apperenyl, http://www.opentopix.com was also available in 1986

Anonymous said...

internets?

Anonymous said...

garmmar FAIL

Anonymous said...

Everyone love funny grammer. But especially most people love the internet, they love it when it is say wrong "interweb" and "internets" and "america learns only the one best language english, so please my hot ammerican gay mouth filled up with foreign spermm!""

Anonymous said...

funny my company is 61th

Anonymous said...

Internet != DNS != World Wide Web...

RFC 830 (A Distributed System for Internet Name Service) was written in 1982; RFC 881-883 during the following two years. Prior to that, hostnames were maintained in a centralized file for ~10 years.

The first public web servers/browser were released in ~1993.

Anonymous said...

!!long live anonn blog comments about grammatical errors!!!

el_sime said...

the 2 most baddest grammar mistakes in a post title

Anonymous said...

This article is OK, but I am disappointed because the digg posting mentioned these were websites. I thought I would be seeing screenshots of the 100 "most oldest" websites, not just domain names.

To the commenter who said "this guy is foreign", you are an idiot. The guy is not "foreign" if he is currently in his own country. That is like saying everyone other than people in the United States (which is where I live) is "foreign". You must be one of the 25% of Americans who not only voted twice for George W. Bush but who still approve of him.

Anonymous said...

am i right in thinking then that between november 1986 and january 1987 there were only six websites on the internet?

Anonymous said...

If anyone takes the P**S out of my grammar she will come around and beat the crap out of you with her handbag;(

Anonymous said...

chupen pico

Anonymous said...

Dood

Whats with the 'Most' 'Oldest'!!!

Veronica said...

I don't understand why everyone is freaking out over the grammar/spelling. It's clear that the poster isn't a native English speaker, but we still understand the point of the post. Isn't it nice that he made the effort to post in a language we understand? So let's un-bunch those underpants, shall we?

kevin said...

One day at band camp....I noticed that Microsucks isn't on this list. Oh that's right, DOS cannot accept that many characters. micros~1.com wouldn't make any sense.

Zayne S Halsall said...

@Veronica: the word "underpants" is distinctively male in connotation, so can we assume you have a specific agenda with your comment? If so, might I recommend with all respect that you unclench your feminist buttocks?

@all commenters: and to think the Internet is the greatest communication tool humanity has ever created.

Anonymous said...

they forgot www.ClownPenis.Fart from Saturday Night Live

Anonymous said...

The wall looks fine why did he fuck$ it up with is bike chalk!!!

Anonymous said...

Are you on the same website?

Anonymous said...

Is it really July 30? I don't understand.

Kumar said...

This is the postest with the mostest

Anonymous said...

I postest that at 2:29 PM 29 July, please, don't tell me that everything on the internet does not reflectest reality... Perhaps we postest too much...

Josh said...

100 domains deep and sex.com doesn't show up ... what were these guys thinking?

WORLD MEDICAL TOURISM said...

Good information

PR_FM said...

wow !!!!
thx

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

BARE JOKZ COMMENTS LOLOLOLOL

Anonymous said...

are any of those porn sites?

I was fooled for a second on CAYMAN.com

Anonymous said...

100 "most" oldest?

Anonymous said...

I've only done the first 50, but here are my results thus far:
1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, "14", 15, "17", 18, 19, "21", "22", "23", "25", 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, "32", "33", "35", "36", "39", "40", 42, "43", "44", "45", "47", and "49" will all load succesfully, and appear to be the real deal.
16, "34", "38", and 50 will not load.
4 might not be for the original domain name. It is for a community college.
"31" might not be the original domain name. It is for "Big Dog Motorcycles."
"46" might not be the original domain name. It is for an online travel site.
REDIRECTS:
5 goes to hp.com
6 goes to northropgrumman.com
10 goes to telcordia.com
20 goes to verizonwireless.com
"24" goes to national.com/analog
"41" goes to verizonwireless.com

"37" and "48" do not exist anymore.

I'll get the other 50 when I have a chance.

Anonymous said...

Nice work

Anonymous said...

so many anons! you can find /b/tards bashing on OP anywhere nowadays...

dave wright photo said...

olderestester.

Anonymous said...

it's the mosterest oldingest in the entiring internets of the websiteing

ballsacks said...

fuck

Marko Marko said...

what the shit?

indigobluefish said...

SRI.com is still open and active - I checked this one, as it was bought the day after my birthday. :D Wowee, I really am the NetAge Child...

Geoserv said...

My next blog is going to be riddled with grammar errors, 90% of these comments are about grammar and not the content.

Good post.

:)

Anonymous said...

it would be more interesting to see, who registrered these first domains.

pippin418 said...

cool

PALS said...

??Moost Oldist Wibsyt in the intirnit ...

Dis is mhy englesh. Can u rid me? Language is evolving. Grammar is not importan now!

Anonymous said...

"My company is 61th"

61th? You mean 61st? Your company (there are 3 listed btw) must be very proud of you. I can't believe I wasted all this time in reading these responses....and then responded myself. Language is evolving, apparently stupidity too....

Anonymous said...

the porn was alive in well at least as early as 1988, you had to dial in to a BBS with a 4800 baud rated acoustic modem on an Apple IIC and wait 10 minutes for a soft core pic. Watch "Wargames" if you have no idea what Im typing about...

Anonymous said...

the oldest screenshot was no doubt on a windows pc and looked exactly like this:

http://www.bysoft.se/sureshot/bluesaver/screenshot.gif

Chris Evans said...

ERR DUDE nordu.net - 1/1/85!

Anonymous said...

Ok... whos let teh lolcatz out of teh boksz???

Dis iz screwin wit my mindz....

Anon A. Mouse said...

WoW! me l33t cuz [bad grammar] and [pointless flame] is [baseless insult] and your iif(idiot="male","mother","father") should [physical impossibility] because I [baseless boast] and [garbled text] !!?!!

-I'd like to join the Internets pipes likes I knows my stuffs, so here is a template seems to apply to 98% of the posts, I'll flesh it out l8tr (see,
l8tr' means 'later', due to the homophonic nature of '8' and 'ate', cool, huh?)

Steve Attack said...

"As a summer intern, I actually made the internet." So you were the guy in the adjoining cubicle. I was wondering why you kept peering over the divider. Thief!

Anonymous said...

Even older domain: nordu.net

Created: 1985-01-01
Expires: 2018-12-31
Updated: 2008-12-31

Anonymous said...

holy crud,SYMBOLICS.COM is old!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

ava devine sucks yr cock

see the truth at BrulesRules - For your health

Anonymous said...

I hate people who complains about grammer.

Techtoad said...

Nice, probably copy and paste, but its the first list I found when searching on google, despite the slight grammar errors. Thanks for posting it.

www . techtoad . net

Anonymous said...

Where is there a list of the oldest websites?

Anonymous said...

Here is the same list.. nice steal...

https://www.iwhois.com/oldest/

Anonymous said...

Here is the same list.. nice steal...

https: wack wack www dot whois dot com/oldest/

my link didn't work the first time so see if this works.

Anonymous said...

doh.. showed up after I posted the other one.. haha

Anonymous said...

Noted that Microsoft is not on the list. Interesting that MS was a late comer to the WWW and almost missed the boat. Digital Equipment Corp (DEC.com), #5 on the list (now HP), could have been the desktop king if they had not been afraid to make a desktop version of their VMS powered minicomputers. Ahh isn't hindsight great?

Anonymous said...

Why is www.sex.com not in the list?

Benjamin said...

What? No porn?

rabryson said...

I work for Overstock.com and we're celebrating our 11th anniversary on October 1st. I realize that we're a relative infant in this list. It's fun to see who began during the boom, survived the bust and continue to thrive.

Oddz said...

this post is interesting but the comments are even more interesting, and hilarious at that.

Anonymous said...

Where else can you find something so awesome

http://www.galaxypromotionsinc.tk/

http://www.m2marketinginc.tk/

Anonymous said...

dont fly jetblue they sux

www.jetbluesuxs.tk

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Anonymous said...

the most oldest motherfucker who is the most cuntest in the world, you most faggest people in the world

Anonymous said...

Ping

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