100 Oldest Domain Names

There are over 300 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 actually been available for more than 30 years – yes, before you even knew what a computer looked like.

The first domain name, Symbolics.com, was 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).

Many of the oldest domains are actually still bought and sold today – for example, Internet.com, Genius.com, Study.com, HongKong.com, and etc.

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.

RANKDOMAIN NAMECREATION DATE
1Symbolics.comMarch 15, 1985
2BBN.comApril 24, 1985
3Think.comMay 24, 1985
4MCC.comJuly 11, 1985
5DEC.comSeptember 30, 1985
6Northrop.comNovember 7, 1985
7Xerox.comJanuary 9, 1986
8SRI.comJanuary 17, 1986
9HP.comMarch 3, 1986
10Bellcore.comMarch 5, 1986
11IBM.comMarch 19, 1986
12Sun.comMarch 19, 1986
13Intel.comMarch 25, 1986
14TI.comMarch 25, 1986
15ATT.comApril 25, 1986
16GMR.comMay 8, 1986
17TEK.comMay 8, 1986
18FMC.comJuly 10, 1986
19UB.comJuly 10, 1986
20Bell-ATL.comAugust 5, 1986
21GE.comAugust 5, 1986
22Grebyn.comAugust 5, 1986
23ISC.comAugust 5, 1986
24NSC.comAugust 5, 1986
25Stargate.comAugust 5, 1986
26Boeing.comSeptember 2, 1986
27ITCorp.comSeptember 18, 1986
28Siemens.comSeptember 29, 1986
29Pyramid.comOctober 18, 1986
30AlphaCDC.comOctober 27, 1986
31BDM.comOctober 27, 1986
32Fluke.comOctober 27, 1986
33Inmet.comOctober 27, 1986
34Kesmai.comOctober 27, 1986
35Mentor.comOctober 27, 1986
36NEC.comOctober 27, 1986
37Ray.comOctober 27, 1986
38Rosemount.comOctober 27, 1986
39Vortex.comOctober 27, 1986
40Alcoa.comNovember 5, 1986
41GTE.comNovember 5, 1986
42Adobe.comNovember 17, 1986
43AMD.comNovember 17, 1986
44DAS.comNovember 17, 1986
45Data IO.comNovember 17, 1986
46Octopus.comNovember 17, 1986
47Portal.comNovember 17, 1986
48Teltone.comNovember 17, 1986
493Com.comDecember 11, 1986
50Amdahl.comDecember 11, 1986
51CCUR.comDecember 11, 1986
52CI.comDecember 11, 1986
53Convergent.comDecember 11, 1986
54DG.comDecember 11, 1986
55Peregrine.comDecember 11, 1986
56Quad.comDecember 11, 1986
57SQ.comDecember 11, 1986
58Tandy.comDecember 11, 1986
59TTI.comDecember 11, 1986
60Unisys.comDecember 11, 1986
61CGI.comJanuary 19, 1987
62CTS.comJanuary 19, 1987
63SPDCC.comJanuary 19, 1987
64Apple.comFebruary 19, 1987
65NMA.comMarch 4, 1987
66Prime.comMarch 4, 1987
67Philips.comApril 4, 1987
68Datacube.comApril 23, 1987
69Kai.comApril 23, 1987
70TIC.comApril 23, 1987
71Vine.comApril 23, 1987
72NCR.comApril 30, 1987
73Cisco.comMay 14, 1987
74RDL.comMay 14, 1987
75SLB.comMay 20, 1987
76ParcPlace.comMay 27, 1987
77UTC.comMay 27, 1987
78IDE.comJune 26, 1987
79TRW.comJuly 9, 1987
80Unipress.comJuly 13, 1987
81Dupont.comJuly 27, 1987
82Lockheed.comJuly 27, 1987
83Rosetta.comJuly 28, 1987
84Toad.comAugust 18, 1987
85Quick.comAugust 31, 1987
86Allied.comSeptember 3, 1987
87DSC.comSeptember 3, 1987
88SCO.comSeptember 3, 1987
89Gene.comSeptember 22, 1987
90KCCS.comSeptember 22, 1987
91Spectra.comSeptember 22, 1987
92WLK.comSeptember 22, 1987
93Mentat.comSeptember 30, 1987
94WYSE.comOctober 14, 1987
95CFG.comNovember 2, 1987
96Marble.comNovember 9, 1987
97Cayman.comNovember 16, 1987
98Entity.comNovember 16, 1987
99KSR.comNovember 24, 1987
100NynexST.comNovember 30, 1987