100 Oldest Domains

There are over 140 million registered domain names but what are the oldest names? Some people may guess great domains like sex.com, stocks.com, mortgage.com or another commercial product but you would lose that bet. Domain names have been actually been available for 28 years – yes, before you even knew what a computer looked like. The oldest domain name is Symbolics.com (registered in 1985) and most of the first 100 domains registered were brands like Xerox.com, HP.com, ATT.com, Adobe.com, Apple.com etc. A hyphenated domain name even made #20 on the list (Bell-ATL.com).

How Much Were Domains in 1985?

Be prepared to cry. Domain names were free until 1995. All it took was a phone call back then to secure what could be a multi-million domain today. We know, they didn’t tell us this in college either.

Rank Creation Date Domain Name
1 March 15, 1985 Symbolics.com
2 April 24, 1985 BBN.com
3 May 24, 1985 Think.com
4 July 11, 1985 MCC.com
5 September 30, 1985 DEC.com
6 November 7, 1985 Northrop.com
7 January 9, 1986 Xerox.com
8 January 17, 1986 SRI.com
9 March 3, 1986 HP.com
10 March 5, 1986 Bellcore.com
11 March 19, 1986 IBM.com
12 March 19, 1986 Sun.com
13 March 25, 1986 Intel.com
14 March 25, 1986 TI.com
15 April 25, 1986 ATT.com
16 May 8, 1986 GMR.com
17 May 8, 1986 TEK.com
18 July 10, 1986 FMC.com
19 July 10, 1986 UB.com
20 August 5, 1986 Bell-ATL.com
21 August 5, 1986 GE.com
22 August 5, 1986 Grebyn.com
23 August 5, 1986 ISC.com
24 August 5, 1986 NSC.com
25 August 5, 1986 Stargate.com
26 September 2, 1986 Boeing.com
27 September 18, 1986 ITCorp.com
28 September 29, 1986 Siemens.com
29 October 18, 1986 Pyramid.com
30 October 27, 1986 AlphaCDC.com
31 October 27, 1986 BDM.com
32 October 27, 1986 Fluke.com
33 October 27, 1986 Inmet.com
34 October 27, 1986 Kesmai.com
35 October 27, 1986 Mentor.com
36 October 27, 1986 NEC.com
37 October 27, 1986 Ray.com
38 October 27, 1986 Rosemount.com
39 October 27, 1986 Vortex.com
40 November 5, 1986 Alcoa.com
41 November 5, 1986 GTE.com
42 November 17, 1986 Adobe.com
43 November 17, 1986 AMD.com
44 November 17, 1986 DAS.com
45 November 17, 1986 Data IO.com
46 November 17, 1986 Octopus.com
47 November 17, 1986 Portal.com
48 November 17, 1986 Teltone.com
49 December 11, 1986 3Com.com
50 December 11, 1986 Amdahl.com
51 December 11, 1986 CCUR.com
52 December 11, 1986 CI.com
53 December 11, 1986 Convergent.com
54 December 11, 1986 DG.com
55 December 11, 1986 Peregrine.com
56 December 11, 1986 Quad.com
57 December 11, 1986 SQ.com
58 December 11, 1986 Tandy.com
59 December 11, 1986 TTI.com
60 December 11, 1986 Unisys.com
61 January 19, 1987 CGI.com
62 January 19, 1987 CTS.com
63 January 19, 1987 SPDCC.com
64 February 19, 1987 Apple.com
65 March 4, 1987 NMA.com
66 March 4, 1987 Prime.com
67 April 4, 1987 Philips.com
68 April 23, 1987 Datacube.com
69 April 23, 1987 Kai.com
70 April 23, 1987 TIC.com
71 April 23, 1987 Vine.com
72 April 30, 1987 NCR.com
73 May 14, 1987 Cisco.com
74 May 14, 1987 RDL.com
75 May 20, 1987 SLB.com
76 May 27, 1987 ParcPlace.com
77 May 27, 1987 UTC.com
78 June 26, 1987 IDE.com
79 July 9, 1987 TRW.com
80 July 13, 1987 Unipress.com
81 July 27, 1987 Dupont.com
82 July 27, 1987 Lockheed.com
83 July 28, 1987 Rosetta.com
84 August 18, 1987 Toad.com
85 August 31, 1987 Quick.com
86 September 3, 1987 Allied.com
87 September 3, 1987 DSC.com
88 September 3, 1987 SCO.com
89 September 22, 1987 Gene.com
90 September 22, 1987 KCCS.com
91 September 22, 1987 Spectra.com
92 September 22, 1987 WLK.com
93 September 30, 1987 Mentat.com
94 October 14, 1987 WYSE.com
95 November 2, 1987 CFG.com
96 November 9, 1987 Marble.com
97 November 16, 1987 Cayman.com
98 November 16, 1987 Entity.com
99 November 24, 1987 KSR.com
100 November 30, 1987 NynexST.com