On this day, back in 1985, the first ever dotcom URL was created, Symbolics.com. There were just six dotcoms registered that year, compared to the 100,000 that are created every day now.

Domain registration company Network Solutions provided Symbolics, which made computer software, with their dotcom URL, which later turned into the blog for XF.com, a domain investment company which bought the URL in 2009. Apple of course registered their domain in 1987, with Microsoft playing catch-up a few years later in 1991.

With that many dotcoms being issued every day, it's no wonder that ICANN has okayed non-Latin domain names. [BBC]


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