List of the oldest currently registered Internet domain names

This is a list of the oldest extant registered generic top-level domains used in the Domain Name System of the Internet.

Until late February 1986, Domain Registration was limited to organizations with access to ARPA. Public registration was revealed on USEnet on Feb 24, 1986.[1]

.com

Internet history timeline

Early research and development:

Merging the networks and creating the Internet:

Commercialization, privatization, broader access leads to the modern Internet:

Examples of Internet services:

[2][3]

RankDate of registrationDomainRegistered to
1March 15, 1985symbolics.comSymbolics
2April 24, 1985bbn.comBBN Technologies
3May 24, 1985think.comThinking Machines
4July 11, 1985mcc.comMicroelectronics and Computer Technology Corporation
5September 30, 1985dec.comDigital Equipment Corporation
6November 7, 1985northrop.comNorthrop Corporation
7January 9, 1986xerox.comXerox
8January 17, 1986sri.comSRI International
9March 3, 1986hp.comHewlett-Packard
10March 5, 1986bellcore.comBell Communications Research
11March 19, 1986ibm.comIBM
12March 19, 1986sun.comSun Microsystems
13March 25, 1986intel.comIntel
14March 25, 1986ti.comTexas Instruments
15April 25, 1986att.comAT&T
16May 8, 1986gmr.comGeneral Motors Research Laboratories
17May 8, 1986tek.comTektronix
18July 10, 1986fmc.comFMC Corporation
19July 10, 1986ub.comUngermann-Bass
20August 5, 1986bell-atl.comBell Atlantic
21August 5, 1986ge.comGeneral Electric
22August 5, 1986grebyn.comGrebyn Corporation
23August 5, 1986isc.comInteractive Systems Corporation
24August 5, 1986nsc.comNational Semiconductor
25August 5, 1986stargate.comStargate Information Services[3][4]
26September 2, 1986boeing.comBoeing
27September 18, 1986itcorp.comInterrupt Technology Corporation
28September 29, 1986siemens.comSiemens AG
29October 18, 1986pyramid.comPyramid Technology
30October 27, 1986alphacdc.comAlpha Communications Development Corporation
31October 27, 1986bdm.comBDM Corporation
32October 27, 1986fluke.comFluke Corporation
33October 27, 1986inmet.comIntermetrics
34October 27, 1986kesmai.comKesmai
35October 27, 1986mentor.comMentor Graphics
36October 27, 1986nec.comNEC Corporation
37October 27, 1986ray.comRaytheon
38October 27, 1986rosemount.comRosemount Inc.
39October 27, 1986vortex.comVortex Technology
40November 5, 1986alcoa.comAlcoa
41November 5, 1986gte.comGeneral Telephone and Electronics
42November 17, 1986adobe.comAdobe Systems
43November 17, 1986amd.comAdvanced Micro Devices (AMD)
44November 17, 1986das.comDA Systems, Inc.
45November 17, 1986data-io.comData I/O Corporation
46November 17, 1986octopus.comOctopus Enterprises
47November 17, 1986portal.comPortal Communications Company
48November 17, 1986teltone.comTeltone Corporation
49December 11, 19863com.com3Com Corporation
50December 11, 1986amdahl.comAmdahl Corporation
51December 11, 1986ccur.comConcurrent Computer Corporation
52December 11, 1986ci.comCognition, Inc.
53December 11, 1986convergent.comConvergent Media Systems Corporation
54December 11, 1986dg.comData General
55December 11, 1986peregrine.comPeregrine Systems
56December 11, 1986quad.comQuadratron Systems Inc.
57December 11, 1986sq.comSoftQuad
58December 11, 1986tandy.comTandy Corporation
59December 11, 1986tti.comCiticorp/TTI
60December 11, 1986unisys.comUnisys
61January 19, 1987cgi.comCarnegie Group Inc.
62January 19, 1987cts.comCrash TimeSharing
63January 19, 1987spdcc.comS.P. Dyer Computer Consulting
64February 19, 1987apple.comApple Computer
65March 4, 1987nma.comNetwork Management Associates
66March 4, 1987prime.comPrime Computer
67April 4, 1987philips.comPhilips
68April 23, 1987datacube.comDatacube Inc.
69April 23, 1987kai.comKuck and Associates, Inc.
70April 23, 1987tic.comTexas Internet Consulting
71April 23, 1987vine.comVine Technology
72April 30, 1987ncr.comNCR Corporation
73May 14, 1987cisco.comCisco Systems
74May 14, 1987rdl.comResearch Development Laboratories
75May 20, 1987slb.comSchlumberger Limited
76May 27, 1987parcplace.comParcPlace Systems, Inc.
77May 27, 1987utc.comUnited Technologies Corporation
78June 26, 1987ide.comInteractive Development Environments
79July 9, 1987trw.comTRW
80July 13, 1987unipress.comUnipress Software
81July 27, 1987dupont.comDuPont
82July 27, 1987lockheed.comLockheed Corporation
83July 28, 1987rosetta.comRosetta Consulting
84August 18, 1987toad.comJohn Gilmore
85August 31, 1987quick.comQuicksilver Engineering
86September 3, 1987allied.comAlliedSignal
87September 3, 1987dsc.comDigital Sound Corporation
88September 3, 1987sco.comSanta Cruz Operation
89September 22, 1987gene.comGenentech
90September 22, 1987kccs.comKC Computer Sciences
91September 22, 1987spectra.comSpectragraphics Corporation
92September 22, 1987wlk.comW.L. Kennedy Jr. & Associates
93September 30, 1987mentat.comMentat Inc.
94October 14, 1987wyse.comWyse Technology
95November 2, 1987cfg.comCaine, Farber & Gordon, Inc.
96November 9, 1987marble.comMarble Associates, Inc.
97November 16, 1987cayman.comCayman Systems, Inc.
98November 16, 1987entity.comEntity Cyber, Inc.
99November 24, 1987ksr.comKendall Square Research
100November 30, 1987nynexst.comNYNEX Science & Technology

.org

[3]

RankDate of registrationDomainRegistered to
0.January 17, 1985orgDARPA
1.July 10, 1985mitre.orgMitre Corporation
2.March 25, 1986src.orgSemiconductor Research Corporation
3.July 10, 1986super.orgCenter for Computing Sciences
4.January 7, 1987aero.orgThe Aerospace Corporation
5.January 15, 1987mcnc.orgMicroelectronics Center of North Carolina
6.April 2, 1987rand.orgRAND Corporation
7.April 4, 1987mn.orgSkyPoint Communications
8.May 1, 1987rti.orgRTI International
9.July 14, 1987usenix.orgUSENIX
10. September 2, 1987 software.org BSA Foundation (launched by Software Alliance)[5]
11. February 25, 1988 fidonet.org FidoNet

.edu

RankDate of registrationDomainRegistered to
0.January 1, 1985eduDARPA
1.April 24, 1985berkeley.eduUniversity of California, Berkeley
1.April 24, 1985cmu.eduCarnegie Mellon University
1.April 24, 1985purdue.eduPurdue University
1.April 24, 1985rice.eduRice University
1.April 24, 1985ucla.eduUniversity of California, Los Angeles
6.April 25, 1985rutgers.eduRutgers University
7.May 23, 1985mit.eduMassachusetts Institute of Technology
8.June 27, 1985harvard.eduHarvard University
9.July 5, 1985columbia.eduColumbia University
10.July 15, 1985cornell.eduCornell University
11.July 18, 1985uiuc.eduUniversity of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
12.July 24, 1985udel.eduUniversity of Delaware
13.July 31, 1985umd.eduUniversity of Maryland, College Park
14.August 13, 1985utexas.eduUniversity of Texas at Austin
15.August 20, 1985usc.eduUniversity of Southern California
16.September 30, 1985wisc.eduUniversity of Wisconsin–Madison
16.September 30, 1985uci.eduUniversity of California, Irvine
18.October 4, 1985stanford.eduStanford University
19.October 7, 1985umich.eduUniversity of Michigan
20.December 9, 1985ucsd.eduUniversity of California, San Diego
21.January 6, 1986caltech.eduCalifornia Institute of Technology
22.January 23, 1986arizona.eduUniversity of Arizona
23.February 21, 1986ucsf.eduUniversity of California, San Francisco
24.March 3, 1986dartmouth.eduDartmouth College
24.March 3, 1986indiana.eduIndiana University Bloomington
24.March 3, 1986okstate.eduOklahoma State University
24.March 3, 1986unlv.eduUniversity of Nevada, Las Vegas
24.March 3, 1986wfu.eduWake Forest University
24.March 3, 1986wright.eduWright State University
30.March 10, 1986isi.eduInformation Sciences Institute
31.March 19, 1986ucdavis.eduUniversity of California, Davis
31.March 19, 1986uta.eduUniversity of Texas at Arlington
31.March 19, 1986virginia.eduUniversity of Virginia
34.March 25, 1986ufl.eduUniversity of Florida
34.March 25, 1986bu.eduBoston University
34.March 25, 1986rpi.eduRensselaer Polytechnic Institute
34.March 25, 1986umass.eduUniversity of Massachusetts
34.March 25, 1986northeastern.eduNortheastern University
34.March 25, 1986usl.eduUniversity of Southwestern Louisiana (USL) 1960~1999, then: UL Lafayette
40.May 8, 1986gatech.eduGeorgia Institute of Technology
40.May 8, 1986toronto.eduUniversity of Toronto [6]
40.May 8, 1986sju.eduSaint Joseph's University
40.May 8, 1986uab.eduUniversity of Alabama at Birmingham
44.June 2, 1986carleton.eduCarleton College
44.June 2, 1986duke.eduDuke University
44.June 2, 1986upenn.eduUniversity of Pennsylvania
44.June 2, 1986emory.eduEmory University
44.June 2, 1986bgsu.eduBowling Green State University
44.June 2, 1986colorado.eduUniversity of Colorado Boulder
50.June 17, 1986unc.eduUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
51.July 10, 1986usd.eduUniversity of South Dakota
51.July 10, 1986uwp.eduUniversity of Wisconsin
51.July 10, 1986wellesley.eduWellesley College
51.July 10, 1986wku.eduWestern Kentucky University
55.July 14, 1986psu.eduPennsylvania State University
56.August 27, 1986brown.eduBrown University
56.August 27, 1986unm.eduUniversity of New Mexico
58.September 2, 1986syr.eduSyracuse University
58.September 2, 1986depaul.eduDePaul University
60.September 4, 1986washington.eduUniversity of Washington
60.September 4, 1986wcslc.eduWestminster College (Utah)
62.September 29, 1986moravian.eduMoravian College
62.September 29, 1986unt.eduUniversity of North Texas
62.September 29, 1986usf.eduUniversity of South Florida
62.September 29, 1986williams.eduWilliams College
66.October 3, 1986merit.eduMerit Network
67.October 8, 1986nyu.eduNew York University
68.October 10, 1986rochester.eduUniversity of Rochester
69.October 27, 1986unh.eduUniversity of New Hampshire
69.October 27, 1986ucf.eduUniversity of Central Florida
69.October 27, 1986hawaii.eduUniversity of Hawaii
69.October 27, 1986csufresno.eduCalifornia State University, Fresno
73.November 5, 1986georgetown.eduGeorgetown University
73.November 5, 1986muskingum.eduMuskingum University
73.November 5, 1986odu.eduOld Dominion University
76.November 17, 1986usma.eduUnited States Military Academy
77.November 21, 1986clarkson.eduClarkson University
78.December 11, 1986oberlin.eduOberlin College
78.December 11, 1986ohiou.eduOhio University
78.December 11, 1986unr.eduUniversity of Nevada, Reno
81.December 16, 1986utah.eduUniversity of Utah
82.January 19, 1987byu.eduBrigham Young University
82.January 19, 1987lsu.eduLouisiana State University
84.January 21, 1987umn.eduUniversity of Minnesota
85.January 29, 1987ucsc.eduUniversity of California, Santa Cruz
86.February 19, 1987bsu.eduBall State University
86.February 19, 1987csuchico.eduCSU Chico
86.February 19, 1987kent.eduKent State University
86.February 19, 1987clemson.eduClemson University
90.February 27, 1987albany.eduUniversity at Albany
91.March 2, 1987whoi.eduWoods Hole Oceanographic Institution
92.March 4, 1987mu.eduMarquette University
93.March 17, 1987yale.eduYale University
94.March 19, 1987jhu.eduJohns Hopkins University
95.April 2, 1987rockefeller.eduThe Rockefeller University
96.April 3, 1987princeton.eduPrinceton University
97.April 4, 1987yu.eduYeshiva University
98.April 14, 1987wsu.eduWashington State University
98.April 14, 1987wwu.eduWestern Washington University
98.April 14, 1987uvm.eduUniversity of Vermont
98.April 14, 1987tulane.eduTulane University

.net

[3]

RankDate of registrationDomainRegistered to
0.January 1, 1985netDARPA
1.January 1, 1985nordu.netNORDUnet
2.April 1, 1986broken.netJason Matthews[7][8]
3.November 5, 1986nsf.netNSFNET
4.January 27, 1987nyser.netNYSERNet
5.May 20, 1987uu.netUUNET
6.July 21, 1987sesqui.netSesquiNet
7.May 25, 1988mr.netMRNet (Minnesota Regional Network)
8.June 9, 1988oar.netOARnet
9.July 8, 1988sura.netSURAnet
10.September 7, 1988the.netTHEnet (Texas Higher Education Network)
11.September 16, 1988nwnet.netNorthWestNet
12.October 21, 1988es.netESnet
13.October 25, 1988mid.netmid.net
14.January 5, 1989cic.netcic.net

.mil

RankDate of registrationDomainRegistered to
0.January 1, 1985milDefense Data Network

.gov

RankDate of registrationDomainRegistered to
0.January 1, 1985govDARPA

.int

RankDate of registrationDomainRegistered to
0.November 3, 1988intInternet Assigned Numbers Authority
1. October 10, 1995 ffa.int Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency
2. October 13, 1995 ip6.int Internet Assigned Numbers Authority
3. May 17, 1996 commonwealth.int Commonwealth of Nations
3. May 17, 1996 nsap.int Internet Assigned Numbers Authority
3.May 17, 1996ymca.intYoung Men's Christian Association
6.July 8, 1996itu.intInternational Telecommunications Union
6.July 8, 1996reliefweb.intReliefWeb
8.August 8, 1996tpc.intThe Phone Company
9. August 17, 1996 adsn.int Internet Assigned Numbers Authority
10. August 20, 1996 cto.int Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation
11. August 23, 1996 esa.int European Space Agency
12. September 18, 1996 wipo.int World Intellectual Property Organization
13. September 26, 1996 ohr.int Office of the High Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina
14. December 5, 1996 iai.int Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research
15. December 24, 1996 sadc.int Southern African Development Community
16. December 27, 1996 ecb.int European Central Bank
17. January 14, 1997 eu.int European Union
18. February 12, 1997 oie.int World Organisation for Animal Health
19. February 24, 1997 iom.int International Organisation for Migration
20. March 1, 1997 interpol.int International Criminal Police Organization
21. April 23, 1997 un.int United Nations
22. May 20, 1997 comesa.int Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa
23. August 26, 1997 nato.int North Atlantic Treaty Organisation
24. August 31, 1997 ices.int International Council for the Exploration of the Sea
25. October 1, 1997 weu.int Western European Union
26. October 10, 1997 ecmwf.int European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts
27. October 24, 1997 coe.int Council of Europe
28. October 27, 1997 efta.int European Free Trade Association
29. November 10, 1997 upov.int International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants
30. January 28, 1998 idea.int International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance
31. January 29, 1998 iaea.int International Atomic Energy Agency
31. January 29, 1998 icao.int International Civil Aviation Organization
31. January 29, 1998 upu.int Universal Postal Union
34. June 5, 1998 who.int World Health Organisation
35. September 25, 1998 bceao.int Central Bank of West African States
35. September 25, 1998 emep.int Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution
35. September 25, 1998 idb.int Inter-American Development Bank
35. September 25, 1998 iic.int Inter-American Investment Corporation
39. September 29, 2000 uemoa.int West African Economic and Monetary Union
39. September 29, 2000 unccd.int United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification
41. September 10, 2001 apnic.int Asia-Pacific Network Information Centre
41. September 10, 2001 atma.int Internet Assigned Numbers Authority
41. September 10, 2001 basel.int Basel Convention
41. September 10, 2001 beac.int Bank of Central African States
41. September 10, 2001 ecowas.int Economic Community of West African States
41. September 10, 2001 era.int Academy of European Law
41. September 10, 2001 eurocontrol.int European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation
41. September 10, 2001 ilo.int International Labour Union
41. September 10, 2001 inbar.int International Network for Bamboo and Rattan
41. September 10, 2001 ippc.int International Plant Protection Convention
41. September 10, 2001 issa.int International Social Security Association
41. September 10, 2001 ivi.int International Vaccine Institute
41. September 10, 2001 kedo.int Internet Assigned Numbers Authority
41. September 10, 2001 nasco.int North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organization
41. September 10, 2001 nato-pa.int NATO Parliamentary Assembly
41. September 10, 2001 nib.int Nordic Investment Bank
41. September 10, 2001 oecd.int Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development
41. September 10, 2001 oiv.int International Organisation of Vine and Wine
41. September 10, 2001 pic.int Rotterdam Convention
41. September 10, 2001 pices.int North Pacific Marine Science Organization
41. September 10, 2001 redcross.int International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
41. September 10, 2001 spc.int Pacific Community
41. September 10, 2001 unesco.int United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization
41. September 10, 2001 unfccc.int United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
41. September 10, 2001 worldbank.int The World Bank
41. September 10, 2001 wto.int World Trade Organization
67. October 11, 2001 ifad.int International Fund for Agricultural Development
67. October 11, 2001 iica.int Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture
69. October 16, 2001 eumetsat.int European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites
69. October 16, 2001 wmo.int World Meteorological Organization
71. October 18, 2001 itso.int International Telecommunications Satellite Organization
72. November 5, 2001 oas.int Organization of American States
73. June 7, 2002 cde.int Centre for the Development of Enterprise
73. June 7, 2002 cta.int Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU
73. June 7, 2002 ectel.int Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority
76. August 27, 2002 eurofish.int Eurofish
77. September 4, 2002 stcu.int Science and Technology Center in Ukraine
78. September 13, 2002 pops.int Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants
79. October 18, 2002 idlo.int International Development Law Organization
80. November 1, 2002 eftasurv.int European Free Trade Association Surveillance Authority
81. November 19, 2002 las.int League of Arab States
82. January 23, 2003 eac.int East African Community
83. March 6, 2003 icc-cpi.int International Criminal Court
84. April 30, 2003 col.int The Commonwealth of Learning
85. May 1, 2003 cbd.int Convention on Biological Diversity
86. May 20, 2003 iccat.int International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas
86. May 20, 2003 oiml.int International Organization of Legal Metrology
88. May 21, 2003 epo.int European Patent Office
88. May 21, 2003 eutelsatigo.int European Telecommunications Satellite Organization
88. May 21, 2003 nafo.int Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization
91. October 1, 2003 mercosur.int Southern Common Market
92. October 17, 2003 acp.int African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States
92. October 17, 2003 cms.int Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals
94. January 13, 2004 glfc.int Great Lakes Fishery Commission
95. January 16, 2004 ctbto.int Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban
96. June 30, 2005 apt.int Asia-Pacific Telecommunity
97. July 28, 2005 cospas-sarsat.int International Cospas-Sarsat Programme
98. August 16, 2005 iho.int International Hydrographic Organization
99. December 1, 2005 cedare.int Centre for Environment and Development for the Arab Region and Europe
100. January 18, 2006 sica.int Central American Integration System

.arpa

[9]

RankDate of registrationDomainRegistered to
0.January 1, 1985arpaInternet Architecture Board (originally used by DARPA)
1.September 27, 1994in-addr.arpaInternet Architecture Board
2.September 14, 2000e164.arpaInternet Architecture Board
3.November 10, 2001ip6.arpaInternet Architecture Board
4.October 1, 2002uri.arpaInternet Architecture Board
4.October 1, 2002urn.arpaInternet Architecture Board
6.August 29, 2006iris.arpaInternet Architecture Board
7.April 29, 2010in-addr-servers.arpaInternet Architecture Board
7.April 29, 2010ip6-servers.arpaInternet Architecture Board
9.September 30, 2013ipv4only.arpaInternet Architecture Board
10. January 21, 2015 as112.arpa Internet Architecture Board
11. March 15, 2018 home.arpa Internet Architecture Board

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