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VeriSign to Recognize Innovators, Leaders That Have Shaped the First 25 Years of .Com

For the upcoming 25th anniversary of .com Top-Level Domain, VeriSign, the registry operator of the domain will launch a year-long initiative to celebrate the event. From the announcement: "In March 1985, the first .com domain was registered, igniting the birth of the consumer Internet that, 25 years later, continues to transform communications, commerce and our society as a whole. Beginning in March 2010, VeriSign, the long-time operator of the .com domain, will lead an industry-wide initiative to recognize the innovators and leaders that have shaped the first 25 years of .com and in doing so transformed our economy and society. The celebration of "25 Years of .com" will kick off with a policy-focused event in Washington, DC on March 16."

The company has also launched a website — www.25yearsof.com — that will host a variety of multimedia content throughout the coming months, showcasing the innovators and entrepreneurs who have shaped the Internet.

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25th anniversary of TLDs Daniel R. Tobias  –  Feb 17, 2010 4:46 PM PST

Since .net, .org, .edu, .gov, and .mil were launched at the same time, they should be celebrating their anniversaries at about the same time depending on exactly when the first name happened to be registered in each of them.  I think there was at least one .edu registered before the first .com.

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