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List of the oldest currently registered Internet domain names

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This is a list of the oldest extant registered generic top-level domains used in the Domain Name System of the Internet.

Until late February 1986, Domain Registration was limited to organizations with access to ARPA. Public registration was revealed on USEnet on Feb 24, 1986.[1]

Contents

.comEdit

Internet history timeline

Early research and development:

Merging the networks and creating the Internet:

Commercialization, privatization, broader access leads to the modern Internet:

Examples of Internet services:

[2][3]

Rank Date of registration Domain Registered to
1 March 15, 1985 symbolics.com Symbolics
2 April 24, 1985 bbn.com BBN Technologies
3 May 24, 1985 think.com Thinking Machines
4 July 11, 1985 mcc.com Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corporation
5 September 30, 1985 dec.com Digital Equipment Corporation
6 November 7, 1985 northrop.com Northrop Corporation
7 January 9, 1986 xerox.com Xerox
8 January 17, 1986 sri.com SRI International
9 March 3, 1986 hp.com Hewlett-Packard
10 March 5, 1986 bellcore.com Bell Communications Research
11 March 19, 1986 ibm.com IBM
12 March 19, 1986 sun.com Sun Microsystems
13 March 25, 1986 intel.com Intel
14 March 25, 1986 ti.com Texas Instruments
15 April 25, 1986 att.com AT&T
16 May 8, 1986 gmr.com General Motors Research Laboratories
17 May 8, 1986 tek.com Tektronix
18 July 10, 1986 fmc.com FMC Corporation
19 July 10, 1986 ub.com Ungermann-Bass
20 August 5, 1986 bell-atl.com Bell Atlantic
21 August 5, 1986 ge.com General Electric
22 August 5, 1986 grebyn.com Grebyn Corporation
23 August 5, 1986 isc.com Interactive Systems Corporation
24 August 5, 1986 nsc.com National Semiconductor
25 August 5, 1986 stargate.com Stargate Information Services[3][4]
26 September 2, 1986 boeing.com Boeing
27 September 18, 1986 itcorp.com Interrupt Technology Corporation
28 September 29, 1986 siemens.com Siemens AG
29 October 18, 1986 pyramid.com Pyramid Technology
30 October 27, 1986 alphacdc.com Alpha Communications Development Corporation
31 October 27, 1986 bdm.com BDM Corporation
32 October 27, 1986 fluke.com Fluke Corporation
33 October 27, 1986 inmet.com Intermetrics
34 October 27, 1986 kesmai.com Kesmai
35 October 27, 1986 mentor.com Mentor Graphics
36 October 27, 1986 nec.com NEC Corporation
37 October 27, 1986 ray.com Raytheon
38 October 27, 1986 rosemount.com Rosemount Inc.
39 October 27, 1986 vortex.com Vortex Technology
40 November 5, 1986 alcoa.com Alcoa
41 November 5, 1986 gte.com General Telephone and Electronics
42 November 17, 1986 adobe.com Adobe Systems
43 November 17, 1986 amd.com Advanced Micro Devices (AMD)
44 November 17, 1986 das.com DA Systems, Inc.
45 November 17, 1986 data-io.com Data I/O Corporation
46 November 17, 1986 octopus.com Octopus Enterprises
47 November 17, 1986 portal.com Portal Communications Company
48 November 17, 1986 teltone.com Teltone Corporation
49 December 11, 1986 3com.com 3Com Corporation
50 December 11, 1986 amdahl.com Amdahl Corporation
51 December 11, 1986 ccur.com Concurrent Computer Corporation
52 December 11, 1986 ci.com Cognition, Inc.
53 December 11, 1986 convergent.com Convergent Media Systems Corporation
54 December 11, 1986 dg.com Data General
55 December 11, 1986 peregrine.com Peregrine Systems
56 December 11, 1986 quad.com Quadratron Systems Inc.
57 December 11, 1986 sq.com SoftQuad
58 December 11, 1986 tandy.com Tandy Corporation
59 December 11, 1986 tti.com Citicorp/TTI
60 December 11, 1986 unisys.com Unisys
61 January 19, 1987 cgi.com Carnegie Group Inc.
62 January 19, 1987 cts.com Crash TimeSharing
63 January 19, 1987 spdcc.com S.P. Dyer Computer Consulting
64 February 19, 1987 apple.com Apple Computer
65 March 4, 1987 nma.com Network Management Associates
66 March 4, 1987 prime.com Prime Computer
67 April 4, 1987 philips.com Philips
68 April 23, 1987 datacube.com Datacube Inc.
69 April 23, 1987 kai.com Kuck and Associates, Inc.
70 April 23, 1987 tic.com Texas Internet Consulting
71 April 23, 1987 vine.com Vine Technology
72 April 30, 1987 ncr.com NCR Corporation
73 May 14, 1987 cisco.com Cisco Systems
74 May 14, 1987 rdl.com Research Development Laboratories
75 May 20, 1987 slb.com Schlumberger Limited
76 May 27, 1987 parcplace.com ParcPlace Systems, Inc.
77 May 27, 1987 utc.com United Technologies Corporation
78 June 26, 1987 ide.com Interactive Development Environments
79 July 9, 1987 trw.com TRW
80 July 13, 1987 unipress.com Unipress Software
81 July 27, 1987 dupont.com DuPont
82 July 27, 1987 lockheed.com Lockheed Corporation
83 July 28, 1987 rosetta.com Rosetta Consulting
84 August 18, 1987 toad.com John Gilmore
85 August 31, 1987 quick.com Quicksilver Engineering
86 September 3, 1987 allied.com AlliedSignal
87 September 3, 1987 dsc.com Digital Sound Corporation
88 September 3, 1987 sco.com Santa Cruz Operation
89 September 22, 1987 gene.com Genentech
90 September 22, 1987 kccs.com KC Computer Sciences
91 September 22, 1987 spectra.com Spectragraphics Corporation
92 September 22, 1987 wlk.com W.L. Kennedy Jr. & Associates
93 September 30, 1987 mentat.com Mentat Inc.
94 October 14, 1987 wyse.com Wyse Technology
95 November 2, 1987 cfg.com Caine, Farber & Gordon, Inc.
96 November 9, 1987 marble.com Marble Associates, Inc.
97 November 16, 1987 cayman.com Cayman Systems, Inc.
98 November 16, 1987 entity.com Entity Cyber, Inc.
99 November 24, 1987 ksr.com Kendall Square Research
100 November 30, 1987 nynexst.com NYNEX Science & Technology

.orgEdit

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Rank Date of registration Domain Registered to
0. January 17, 1985 org DARPA
1. July 10, 1985 mitre.org Mitre Corporation
2. March 25, 1986 src.org Semiconductor Research Corporation
3. July 10, 1986 super.org Center for Computing Sciences
4. January 7, 1987 aero.org The Aerospace Corporation
5. January 15, 1987 mcnc.org Microelectronics Center of North Carolina
6. April 2, 1987 rand.org RAND Corporation
7. April 4, 1987 mn.org SkyPoint Communications
8. May 1, 1987 rti.org RTI International
9. July 14, 1987 usenix.org USENIX
10. September 2, 1987 software.org BSA Foundation (launched by Software Alliance)[5]
11. February 25, 1988 fidonet.org FidoNet

.eduEdit

Rank Date of registration Domain Registered to
0. January 1, 1985 edu DARPA
1. April 24, 1985 berkeley.edu University of California, Berkeley
1. April 24, 1985 cmu.edu Carnegie Mellon University
1. April 24, 1985 purdue.edu Purdue University
1. April 24, 1985 rice.edu Rice University
1. April 24, 1985 ucla.edu University of California, Los Angeles
6. April 25, 1985 rutgers.edu Rutgers University
7. May 23, 1985 mit.edu Massachusetts Institute of Technology
8. June 27, 1985 harvard.edu Harvard University
9. July 5, 1985 columbia.edu Columbia University
10. July 15, 1985 cornell.edu Cornell University
11. July 18, 1985 uiuc.edu University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
12. July 24, 1985 udel.edu University of Delaware
13. July 31, 1985 umd.edu University of Maryland, College Park
14. August 13, 1985 utexas.edu University of Texas at Austin
15. August 20, 1985 usc.edu University of Southern California
16. September 30, 1985 wisc.edu University of Wisconsin–Madison
16. September 30, 1985 uci.edu University of California, Irvine
18. October 4, 1985 stanford.edu Stanford University
19. October 7, 1985 umich.edu University of Michigan
20. December 9, 1985 ucsd.edu University of California, San Diego
21. January 6, 1986 caltech.edu California Institute of Technology
22. January 23, 1986 arizona.edu University of Arizona
23. February 21, 1986 ucsf.edu University of California, San Francisco
24. March 3, 1986 dartmouth.edu Dartmouth College
24. March 3, 1986 indiana.edu Indiana University Bloomington
24. March 3, 1986 okstate.edu Oklahoma State University
24. March 3, 1986 unlv.edu University of Nevada, Las Vegas
24. March 3, 1986 wfu.edu Wake Forest University
24. March 3, 1986 wright.edu Wright State University
30. March 10, 1986 isi.edu Information Sciences Institute
31. March 19, 1986 ucdavis.edu University of California, Davis
31. March 19, 1986 uta.edu University of Texas at Arlington
31. March 19, 1986 virginia.edu University of Virginia
34. March 25, 1986 ufl.edu University of Florida
34. March 25, 1986 bu.edu Boston University
34. March 25, 1986 rpi.edu Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
34. March 25, 1986 umass.edu University of Massachusetts
34. March 25, 1986 northeastern.edu Northeastern University
34. March 25, 1986 usl.edu University of Southwestern Louisiana (USL) 1960~1999, then: UL Lafayette
40. May 8, 1986 gatech.edu Georgia Institute of Technology
40. May 8, 1986 toronto.edu University of Toronto [6]
40. May 8, 1986 sju.edu Saint Joseph's University
40. May 8, 1986 uab.edu University of Alabama at Birmingham
44. June 2, 1986 carleton.edu Carleton College
44. June 2, 1986 duke.edu Duke University
44. June 2, 1986 upenn.edu University of Pennsylvania
44. June 2, 1986 emory.edu Emory University
44. June 2, 1986 bgsu.edu Bowling Green State University
44. June 2, 1986 colorado.edu University of Colorado Boulder
50. June 17, 1986 unc.edu University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
51. July 10, 1986 usd.edu University of South Dakota
51. July 10, 1986 uwp.edu University of Wisconsin
51. July 10, 1986 wellesley.edu Wellesley College
51. July 10, 1986 wku.edu Western Kentucky University
55. July 14, 1986 psu.edu Pennsylvania State University
56. August 27, 1986 brown.edu Brown University
56. August 27, 1986 unm.edu University of New Mexico
58. September 2, 1986 syr.edu Syracuse University
58. September 2, 1986 depaul.edu DePaul University
60. September 4, 1986 washington.edu University of Washington
60. September 4, 1986 wcslc.edu Westminster College (Utah)
62. September 29, 1986 moravian.edu Moravian College
62. September 29, 1986 unt.edu University of North Texas
62. September 29, 1986 usf.edu University of South Florida
62. September 29, 1986 williams.edu Williams College
66. October 3, 1986 merit.edu Merit Network
67. October 8, 1986 nyu.edu New York University
68. October 10, 1986 rochester.edu University of Rochester
69. October 27, 1986 unh.edu University of New Hampshire
69. October 27, 1986 ucf.edu University of Central Florida
69. October 27, 1986 hawaii.edu University of Hawaii
69. October 27, 1986 csufresno.edu California State University, Fresno
73. November 5, 1986 georgetown.edu Georgetown University
73. November 5, 1986 muskingum.edu Muskingum University
73. November 5, 1986 odu.edu Old Dominion University
76. November 17, 1986 usma.edu United States Military Academy
77. November 21, 1986 clarkson.edu Clarkson University
78. December 11, 1986 oberlin.edu Oberlin College
78. December 11, 1986 ohiou.edu Ohio University
78. December 11, 1986 unr.edu University of Nevada, Reno
81. December 16, 1986 utah.edu University of Utah
82. January 19, 1987 byu.edu Brigham Young University
82. January 19, 1987 lsu.edu Louisiana State University
84. January 21, 1987 umn.edu University of Minnesota
85. January 29, 1987 ucsc.edu University of California, Santa Cruz
86. February 19, 1987 bsu.edu Ball State University
86. February 19, 1987 csuchico.edu CSU Chico
86. February 19, 1987 kent.edu Kent State University
86. February 19, 1987 clemson.edu Clemson University
90. February 27, 1987 albany.edu University at Albany
91. March 2, 1987 whoi.edu Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
92. March 4, 1987 mu.edu Marquette University
93. March 17, 1987 yale.edu Yale University
94. March 19, 1987 jhu.edu Johns Hopkins University
95. April 2, 1987 rockefeller.edu The Rockefeller University
96. April 3, 1987 princeton.edu Princeton University
97. April 4, 1987 yu.edu Yeshiva University
98. April 14, 1987 wsu.edu Washington State University
98. April 14, 1987 wwu.edu Western Washington University
98. April 14, 1987 uvm.edu University of Vermont
98. April 14, 1987 tulane.edu Tulane University

.netEdit

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Rank Date of registration Domain Registered to
0. January 1, 1985 net DARPA
1. January 1, 1985 nordu.net NORDUnet
2. April 1, 1986 broken.net Jason Matthews[7][8]
3. November 5, 1986 nsf.net NSFNET
4. January 27, 1987 nyser.net NYSERNet
5. May 20, 1987 uu.net UUNET
6. July 21, 1987 sesqui.net SesquiNet
7. May 25, 1988 mr.net MRNet (Minnesota Regional Network)
8. June 9, 1988 oar.net OARnet
9. July 8, 1988 sura.net SURAnet
10. September 7, 1988 the.net THEnet (Texas Higher Education Network)
11. September 16, 1988 nwnet.net NorthWestNet
12. October 21, 1988 es.net ESnet
13. October 25, 1988 mid.net mid.net
14. January 5, 1989 cic.net cic.net

.milEdit

Rank Date of registration Domain Registered to
0. January 1, 1985 mil Defense Data Network

.govEdit

Rank Date of registration Domain Registered to
0. January 1, 1985 gov DARPA

.intEdit

Rank Date of registration Domain Registered to
0. November 3, 1988 int Internet Assigned Numbers Authority
1. October 10, 1995 ffa.int Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency
2. October 13, 1995 ip6.int Internet Assigned Numbers Authority
3. May 17, 1996 commonwealth.int Commonwealth of Nations
3. May 17, 1996 nsap.int Internet Assigned Numbers Authority
3. May 17, 1996 ymca.int Young Men's Christian Association
6. July 8, 1996 itu.int International Telecommunications Union
6. July 8, 1996 reliefweb.int ReliefWeb
8. August 8, 1996 tpc.int The Phone Company
9. August 17, 1996 adsn.int Internet Assigned Numbers Authority
10. August 20, 1996 cto.int Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation
11. August 23, 1996 esa.int European Space Agency
12. September 18, 1996 wipo.int World Intellectual Property Organization
13. September 26, 1996 ohr.int Office of the High Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina
14. December 5, 1996 iai.int Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research
15. December 24, 1996 sadc.int Southern African Development Community
16. December 27, 1996 ecb.int European Central Bank
17. January 14, 1997 eu.int European Union
18. February 12, 1997 oie.int World Organisation for Animal Health
19. February 24, 1997 iom.int International Organisation for Migration
20. March 1, 1997 interpol.int International Criminal Police Organization
21. April 23, 1997 un.int United Nations
22. May 20, 1997 comesa.int Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa
23. August 26, 1997 nato.int North Atlantic Treaty Organisation
24. August 31, 1997 ices.int International Council for the Exploration of the Sea
25. October 1, 1997 weu.int Western European Union
26. October 10, 1997 ecmwf.int European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts
27. October 24, 1997 coe.int Council of Europe
28. October 27, 1997 efta.int European Free Trade Association
29. November 10, 1997 upov.int International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants
30. January 28, 1998 idea.int International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance
31. January 29, 1998 iaea.int International Atomic Energy Agency
31. January 29, 1998 icao.int International Civil Aviation Organization
31. January 29, 1998 upu.int Universal Postal Union
34. June 5, 1998 who.int World Health Organisation
35. September 25, 1998 bceao.int Central Bank of West African States
35. September 25, 1998 emep.int Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution
35. September 25, 1998 idb.int Inter-American Development Bank
35. September 25, 1998 iic.int Inter-American Investment Corporation
39. September 29, 2000 uemoa.int West African Economic and Monetary Union
39. September 29, 2000 unccd.int United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification
41. September 10, 2001 apnic.int Asia-Pacific Network Information Centre
41. September 10, 2001 atma.int Internet Assigned Numbers Authority
41. September 10, 2001 basel.int Basel Convention
41. September 10, 2001 beac.int Bank of Central African States
41. September 10, 2001 ecowas.int Economic Community of West African States
41. September 10, 2001 era.int Academy of European Law
41. September 10, 2001 eurocontrol.int European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation
41. September 10, 2001 ilo.int International Labour Union
41. September 10, 2001 inbar.int International Network for Bamboo and Rattan
41. September 10, 2001 ippc.int International Plant Protection Convention
41. September 10, 2001 issa.int International Social Security Association
41. September 10, 2001 ivi.int International Vaccine Institute
41. September 10, 2001 kedo.int Internet Assigned Numbers Authority
41. September 10, 2001 nasco.int North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organization
41. September 10, 2001 nato-pa.int NATO Parliamentary Assembly
41. September 10, 2001 nib.int Nordic Investment Bank
41. September 10, 2001 oecd.int Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development
41. September 10, 2001 oiv.int International Organisation of Vine and Wine
41. September 10, 2001 pic.int Rotterdam Convention
41. September 10, 2001 pices.int North Pacific Marine Science Organization
41. September 10, 2001 redcross.int International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
41. September 10, 2001 spc.int Pacific Community
41. September 10, 2001 unesco.int United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization
41. September 10, 2001 unfccc.int United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
41. September 10, 2001 worldbank.int The World Bank
41. September 10, 2001 wto.int World Trade Organization
67. October 11, 2001 ifad.int International Fund for Agricultural Development
67. October 11, 2001 iica.int Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture
69. October 16, 2001 eumetsat.int European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites
69. October 16, 2001 wmo.int World Meteorological Organization
71. October 18, 2001 itso.int International Telecommunications Satellite Organization
72. November 5, 2001 oas.int Organization of American States
73. June 7, 2002 cde.int Centre for the Development of Enterprise
73. June 7, 2002 cta.int Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU
73. June 7, 2002 ectel.int Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority
76. August 27, 2002 eurofish.int Eurofish
77. September 4, 2002 stcu.int Science and Technology Center in Ukraine
78. September 13, 2002 pops.int Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants
79. October 18, 2002 idlo.int International Development Law Organization
80. November 1, 2002 eftasurv.int European Free Trade Association Surveillance Authority
81. November 19, 2002 las.int League of Arab States
82. January 23, 2003 eac.int East African Community
83. March 6, 2003 icc-cpi.int International Criminal Court
84. April 30, 2003 col.int The Commonwealth of Learning
85. May 1, 2003 cbd.int Convention on Biological Diversity
86. May 20, 2003 iccat.int International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas
86. May 20, 2003 oiml.int International Organization of Legal Metrology
88. May 21, 2003 epo.int European Patent Office
88. May 21, 2003 eutelsatigo.int European Telecommunications Satellite Organization
88. May 21, 2003 nafo.int Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization
91. October 1, 2003 mercosur.int Southern Common Market
92. October 17, 2003 acp.int African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States
92. October 17, 2003 cms.int Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals
94. January 13, 2004 glfc.int Great Lakes Fishery Commission
95. January 16, 2004 ctbto.int Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban
96. June 30, 2005 apt.int Asia-Pacific Telecommunity
97. July 28, 2005 cospas-sarsat.int International Cospas-Sarsat Programme
98. August 16, 2005 iho.int International Hydrographic Organization
99. December 1, 2005 cedare.int Centre for Environment and Development for the Arab Region and Europe
100. January 18, 2006 sica.int Central American Integration System

.arpaEdit

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Rank Date of registration Domain Registered to
0. January 1, 1985 arpa Internet Architecture Board (originally used by DARPA)
1. September 27, 1994 in-addr.arpa Internet Architecture Board
2. September 14, 2000 e164.arpa Internet Architecture Board
3. November 10, 2001 ip6.arpa Internet Architecture Board
4. October 1, 2002 uri.arpa Internet Architecture Board
4. October 1, 2002 urn.arpa Internet Architecture Board
6. August 29, 2006 iris.arpa Internet Architecture Board
7. April 29, 2010 in-addr-servers.arpa Internet Architecture Board
7. April 29, 2010 ip6-servers.arpa Internet Architecture Board
9. September 30, 2013 ipv4only.arpa Internet Architecture Board
10. January 21, 2015 as112.apra Internet Architecture Board
11. March 15, 2018 home.arpa Internet Architecture Board

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