The first dot-com domain was registered by Symbolics, Inc. on March 15, 1985. Symbolics, Inc. was a computer manufacturer that created machines that ran the LISP programming language and was in operation until July, 2005. After that a privately held company bought its intellectual property and assets and continues to operate under the name Symbolics but using the domain name. The new Symbolics company sold the domain name to a domain name investment broker called in August, 2007.

Happy anniversary to dot-coms everywhere!

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