100 Oldest Domain Names

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.

RankCreation DateDomain Name
1March 15, 1985Symbolics.com
2April 24, 1985BBN.com
3May 24, 1985Think.com
4July 11, 1985MCC.com
5September 30, 1985DEC.com
6November 7, 1985Northrop.com
7January 9, 1986Xerox.com
8January 17, 1986SRI.com
9March 3, 1986HP.com
10March 5, 1986Bellcore.com
11March 19, 1986IBM.com
12March 19, 1986Sun.com
13March 25, 1986Intel.com
14March 25, 1986TI.com
15April 25, 1986ATT.com
16May 8, 1986GMR.com
17May 8, 1986TEK.com
18July 10, 1986FMC.com
19July 10, 1986UB.com
20August 5, 1986Bell-ATL.com
21August 5, 1986GE.com
22August 5, 1986Grebyn.com
23August 5, 1986ISC.com
24August 5, 1986NSC.com
25August 5, 1986Stargate.com
26September 2, 1986Boeing.com
27September 18, 1986ITCorp.com
28September 29, 1986Siemens.com
29October 18, 1986Pyramid.com
30October 27, 1986AlphaCDC.com
31October 27, 1986BDM.com
32October 27, 1986Fluke.com
33October 27, 1986Inmet.com
34October 27, 1986Kesmai.com
35October 27, 1986Mentor.com
36October 27, 1986NEC.com
37October 27, 1986Ray.com
38October 27, 1986Rosemount.com
39October 27, 1986Vortex.com
40November 5, 1986Alcoa.com
41November 5, 1986GTE.com
42November 17, 1986Adobe.com
43November 17, 1986AMD.com
44November 17, 1986DAS.com
45November 17, 1986Data IO.com
46November 17, 1986Octopus.com
47November 17, 1986Portal.com
48November 17, 1986Teltone.com
49December 11, 19863Com.com
50December 11, 1986Amdahl.com
51December 11, 1986CCUR.com
52December 11, 1986CI.com
53December 11, 1986Convergent.com
54December 11, 1986DG.com
55December 11, 1986Peregrine.com
56December 11, 1986Quad.com
57December 11, 1986SQ.com
58December 11, 1986Tandy.com
59December 11, 1986TTI.com
60December 11, 1986Unisys.com
61January 19, 1987CGI.com
62January 19, 1987CTS.com
63January 19, 1987SPDCC.com
64February 19, 1987Apple.com
65March 4, 1987NMA.com
66March 4, 1987Prime.com
67April 4, 1987Philips.com
68April 23, 1987Datacube.com
69April 23, 1987Kai.com
70April 23, 1987TIC.com
71April 23, 1987Vine.com
72April 30, 1987NCR.com
73May 14, 1987Cisco.com
74May 14, 1987RDL.com
75May 20, 1987SLB.com
76May 27, 1987ParcPlace.com
77May 27, 1987UTC.com
78June 26, 1987IDE.com
79July 9, 1987TRW.com
80July 13, 1987Unipress.com
81July 27, 1987Dupont.com
82July 27, 1987Lockheed.com
83July 28, 1987Rosetta.com
84August 18, 1987Toad.com
85August 31, 1987Quick.com
86September 3, 1987Allied.com
87September 3, 1987DSC.com
88September 3, 1987SCO.com
89September 22, 1987Gene.com
90September 22, 1987KCCS.com
91September 22, 1987Spectra.com
92September 22, 1987WLK.com
93September 30, 1987Mentat.com
94October 14, 1987WYSE.com
95November 2, 1987CFG.com
96November 9, 1987Marble.com
97November 16, 1987Cayman.com
98November 16, 1987Entity.com
99November 24, 1987KSR.com
100November 30, 1987NynexST.com