The most interesting facts about the internet domains
In the era of Internet services at the end of 1985, the internet could not boast of many websites. At that time there were six domain names registered in the world.
According to recent studies, the expansion of the Internet, it appears that today that number has grown to 265 million registered names worldwide. Some might wonder what is so published – and that all these domains are needed, but that’s another topic.
Internet celebrated its 25th anniversary, and this as well as marriage between a man and a woman says a lot about the relationship between users and Internet service providers. We can understand some Interesting facts about internet related network addresses to help us move through the complex network of Internet services.
Here is a list of some of the most interesting moments in the history of domain names.
1985: The first .Com domain
On March 15, 1985, Symbolics Inc., Computer manufacturer in Massachusetts, register Symbolics.com. It is legally registered .Com domain. The owner of Symbolics.com remains the same for 25 years. In 2009 it was purchased for an undisclosed amount of XF.com Investments. Symbolics.com exists today.
1995: Registration of a domain is no longer free
Before 1995 anyone who wanted a domain can register for free. That all changed when the National Science Foundation enabled the technology consulting company Network Solutions to benefit from registrations. Prices for domain registration starting at $100 for two years.
1998: Privatization of the DNS and ICANN
In 1998, the Ministry of Commerce, at the request of President Clinton, issued a proposal to privatize the system of domain names (Domain Naming System (DNS)), which then already controlled by the U.S. government. The document is known as the “Green Book” and is designed to increase competition in the market and encourage greater participation internationally. Public criticism of the proposal led to the creation of a “White Paper” that addresses many problems with the original document and lead to the formation of ICANN.
2007 : The most expensive domain name ever sold
The most expensive domain name ever sold is VacationRentals.com. For it was paid the sum of $35 million. Interestingly, his buyer Ben Sharples bought the site name mostly to avoid it falling into the hands of his rival, Expedia. Domain name sex.com was it sold for a whopping $ 13 million in 2010.
2012: 14 962 registered domains in 24 hours
In April 2012, Mike Mann, registered 14 962 domain names in just 24 hours. In explanation of his actions, he said: “I’m really greedy. I want to own the whole world. ”
2013 : It is now possible to register a .Com domain with four letters
In December 2013 it became clear that any combination of four characters for the domain is exhausted. All domain names .COM 4 letters were registered. From AAAA.com to ZZZZ.com, all 456 976 combinations have been exhausted. Com domains with three symbols have been exhausted as early as 1997. The longest domain name in the world is actually a real word and the name of the Welsh settlement.
2014: More than 100 new top-level domains were generated
The main top-level domains (gLTDs) are recognizable by the ordinary web user -.Com,. Org,. Edu, etc. Recently, however, were added more than 100 new gLTDs. Some of the new features even include words such as .Cars and .Music, as well as company names .Apple and .Hyundai.http://szlifestyle.com/sz/2014/03/28/the-most-interesting-facts-about-the-internet-domains/https://i2.wp.com/szlifestyle.com/sz/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/sz_domains_facts.jpg?fit=615%2C345https://i2.wp.com/szlifestyle.com/sz/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/sz_domains_facts.jpg?resize=150%2C150TECH NEWSwebIn the era of Internet services at the end of 1985, the internet could not boast of many websites. At that time there were six domain names registered in the world. According to recent studies, the expansion of the Internet, it appears that today that number has grown to 265...Richard D.Richard Deendeen@szlifestyle.comContributorRichard Deen is a writer at szlifestyle. What can I say I love gadgets!szlifestyle.com Tech News, Life Style, Reviews, Videos!