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25 Years of .COM, Clinton to Address Policy Makers for the Occasion

On March 15, 1985, symbolics.com was the first .com registered in what had yet to be labeled the "world wide web." While it took nearly a decade for the domain — and the consumer Internet — to take off, today there are over 80 million .com websites and the domain is a prominent feature of one of our culture's most iconic developments.

While its economic and social impact is undisputed, for the first time the economic impact of .com has been quantified in a new study that found that the domain serves as a platform for $400 billion in annual economic activity.

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TLDs Daniel R. Tobias  –  Mar 16, 2010 8:11 AM PDT

.org, .net, .edu, .gov, and .mil are of equal age to .com, all of which were introduced at the same time.  I believe there was at least one .edu registration before the first .com.

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