Technology

Abr 1, 2015

Three decades of .COM

It's been 30 years since the first .COM domain was registered, marking the birth of commercial internet, wich exploded into more than 116 million addresses registered until the end of March 2015. Looking back, it's been a wonderful journey.

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On March 15, 1985, the first .COM domain name - Symbolics.com - was registered, and the Internet and world as we know it changed forever.

In the last 30 years, the Internet has evolved from an unknown phenomenon used primarily by academics and researchers to a global communication, commerce and information sharing channel that few could imagine life without; in fact, nearly three billion people around the world are online today, and more than $300 billion in U.S. e-commerce sales and over $1.3 trillion in global e-commerce sales rely on the Internet.

As the Internet has evolved and grown, .COM has grown alongside it. .COM websites are accessed trillions of times each day. Companies use .COM's global recognition and brand appeal to grow their businesses and reach customers worldwide. Millions of entrepreneurs have realized their dreams by building their businesses online with .COM, and the biggest names in business have branded their business with a .COM address, making .COM synonymous with the Internet.

From Amazon.com, which registered its domain name in 1994, and Google, which registered Google.com as a domain name in 1997, to small and mid-sized businesses more recently registered, such as Enduracenter.com, NaturallyCoolKids.com, or PantryFullofRecipes.com, which was registered in 2015, .COM is the global online standard for doing business. .COM addresses are your best choice for making your online identity recognizable, easily found and trusted on the global Internet. 

 ".COM is more than just an address. It's a globally recognized and respected brand itself that nearly every major global brand, including 100 percent of the Fortune 500, has entrusted with their online presence," said Jim Bidzos, executive chairman, president and chief executive officer at VeriSign, Inc., a global leader in domain names and Internet security, and the authoritative registry operator of .COM ".COM turning 30 represents a shared milestone for us all and a celebration worth commemorating." 

While Internet growth and adoption has been primarily concentrated in North America for the last 30 years, today, Internet users in North America account for 19 percent of the total number of Internet users globally. As global Internet adoption and growth is accelerating outside of North America, .COM's global brand appeal, instant recognizability and rapid growth in overseas markets illustrates .COM's growth in parallel with Internet adoption.

To celebrate 30 years of .COM and all of the online businesses that have found success because of it, Verisign launched the #InternetOfficial contest in January, giving those who register a .COM domain name through a participating registrar during the contest entry period (until April 30, 2015) and enter it into the contest by April 30, 2015, the opportunity to win up to $35,000. With the total number of possible .COM domain names tallied at over 1098, and nearly half of all .COM domain names consisting of two or more English keywords, there is an extraordinary opportunity to register a memorable, descriptive, and original domain name on .COM.

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