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Sunday, 26 October 2014

Domain name

The first registered internet domain name was . It was registered on March 15, 1985.

The Soviet Union lasted long enough to be given it's own internet domain name, .su, which it received only 15 months before dissolving.

Up until September 14, 1995, registering an online domain name was free of charge. When Network Solutions were granted the authority to charge for domain names, they charged $100 for two years registration. The fee was imposed on all domains and 30% of this revenue went to the NSF to create an "Internet Intellectual Infrastructure Fund.

Yhe domain name ".tv" is the domain representing the country of Tuvalu. In 1998, Tuvalu signed a contract for the exclusive marketing rights for the domain name, allowing it to finally raise enough money to join the United Nations.

The longest place name in Europe and the longest valid, single-word internet domain name in the world is the Welsh village of, Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch.

Microsoft owned, and wanted At the same time, a man named Bob owned, and wanted So they swapped.

Coca-Cola owns every domain variation of , from 2 H's up to 62 H's.

Over 100,000 internet domains are registered every day.

When Montenegro declared independence from Yugoslavia in 2006, its Internet domain suffix was changed from .yu to .me.

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