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A Brief History of the Domain Name



At the end of 1985, there were a whopping total of six domain names registered in the world. That number has expanded to 265 million names registered globally, according to Verisign’s Q3 industry brief.

As the world celebrates the web’s 25th anniversary, it seems fitting to acknowledge the network addresses that help us navigate through the robustness of the Internet today.

Below, we’ve listed a few of the most influential and interesting moments in the history of domain names

1985: The first .com domain


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