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27 Years of .COM Domain Dominance #Infographic

The first .com domain name was registered 27 years ago [16 March 1985] and the extension has been the defacto for brands, blogs and individuals ever since.

Here’s a look at .com’s rise to prominence.

How many times have you hit on the perfect name for your blog or business, only to find the .com domain is already taken?

Too bad you didn’t think of it in 1985.

Since those heady days, the .com suffix has became the standard, not just for “commercial” sites, but for any entity hoping to carve out a legitimate corner of the web. Domain squatting and selling became a cottage industry, and important words like “sex” and “business” became hot .com-modities.

On this auspicious day, Statista – – helps us take a look back at the history of the .com industry. How does it compare to other top-level domains? Have sales increased or decreased over time? What were the most valuable .com purchases ever?

By Matt Silverman – 


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