March 15th 1985, a small computer manufacturer from Massachusetts, US registered a domain name called Symbolics.com (the company is now dead and this now serves as a blog). That was the birth of ‘.com’ (meaning – commercial), which completed 25 years on March 15, 2010. Till date over 200,000,000 registrations have been made under this name!
According to a latest ITIF (Information Technology and Innovation Foundation) study, the dotcom domain contributes 400 billion dollars in annual economic activity! This is expected to rise to a staggering 950 billion dollars by 2020.
An astonishing number – We see over 600,000 new domain registrations every single day!
There is also a website that has been set up to oversee the 25th anniversary celebrations of the dotcom….check it out – http://www.25yearsof.com/
Here’s wishing a very very happy birthday to .com 🙂