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    100. nynexst.com: Nov. 30, 1987

    I wonder about the price of a domain at that time ..
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    Wow the value of them is a hell of a lot,

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    Strange to think about 1986 being a time when the name were being registered. We were dialing in systems with a modem that you had to put the headset in the cradle for. Big black thing with rubber spots for the old style wired phone to go into so it can be picked up with a mic with the least amount of background noise.

    We thought we were the coolest getting onto a computer that the person, business or school didn't know we had the number for.

    Old school harmless hackers we were.

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    I found this to be a very interesting list. Thanks alot for it.
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    The oldest domain ever, and this is the best they can do for a site? http://symbolics.com/
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    Quote Originally Posted by firetown View Post
    The oldest domain ever, and this is the best they can do for a site? http://symbolics.com/

    Wow, that is crazy. You would think with a site like that they wouldn't have much of a future in software if that is what they produce. Still not sure because I didn't want to read the pictures of pages.

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    Also: With a domain name having such history, you can really put anything up there and it will virtually promote itself. Again, there are so many still out there without a clue about the value they are holding. Same with many professional domainers who do make money with landing pages and type in traffic, but completely miss out on any SEO benefit and the chance to get 10 times as much traffic.
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    There is a story that goes with the IBM.com registration (#11). The story is that IBM did not register it. Someone else did. In the mid-1990s, when IBM finally discovered that the Internet was going to be a big thing, they found that their domain name had been registered to a company with the same initials. It therefore was not cybersquatting.

    They negotiated a deal to buy the domain for $100,000 and when word got around, the domaining industry was launched.

    I heard this story back around 1996 when a early cybersquatter registered the unique brand name of the company that I worked for. He offered to sell it to us for $10,000. Our company attorney offered $500 or "we will see you in court." We bought it for $500. Our situation was a bit different because the brand name is unique, it was a registered trademark and it was a local guy who registered it just to make a few bucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TopDogger View Post
    There is a story that goes with the IBM.com registration (#11). The story is that IBM did not register it. Someone else did. In the mid-1990s, when IBM finally discovered that the Internet was going to be a big thing, they found that their domain name had been registered to a company with the same initials. It therefore was not cybersquatting.

    They negotiated a deal to buy the domain for $100,000 and when word got around, the domaining industry was launched.

    I heard this story back around 1996 when a early cybersquatter registered the unique brand name of the company that I worked for. He offered to sell it to us for $10,000. Our company attorney offered $500 or "we will see you in court." We bought it for $500. Our situation was a bit different because the brand name is unique, it was a registered trademark and it was a local guy who registered it just to make a few bucks.

    That's funny lol..

    But I guess people in those days wouldn't even have thought that domaining could be an industry!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Codythebest View Post
    I found this in my email today. Interesting to know the 100 oldest domains

    1. symbolics.com: March 15, 1985
    symbolics.com and some of the others on that list don't look like their web sites or HTML skills have changed much since the 80's.

    Ah, BBN... I remember the old BBN Planet. One of my first connections to the internet came out of the old BBN. Ah, those were the days. Had a fraction T1 at 256k and a bank of 12 14.4 USR modems. Egads, a long time ago.
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