On March 15, 1985, a Massachusetts computer-systems firm registered the first ".com" Internet domain name.
Although Symbolics.com didn’t spark an instant gold rush, the event planted the first seed of a transformation that has changed the world into a Web-fueled digital river of news, commerce and social interaction.
On Monday, exactly 25 years later, life B.C — Before .Com — is already a distant memory, especially in tech-centric areas.
In 1985, only six entities registered a .com, one of six top-level domain names created a year earlier in a reorganization of the early Internet’s naming bureaucracy. At the time, .cor (short for corporate) almost beat .com as the designation for commercial Internet addresses.
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