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Sunday, 26 October 2014

Domain name

The first registered internet domain name was http://symbolics.com . 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.

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 www.bob.com, and wanted www.windows2000.com. At the same time, a man named Bob owned www.windows2000.com, and wanted www.bob.com. So they swapped.

Coca-Cola owns every domain variation of http://ahh.com , 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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