Back in 1986 eh? Wow, i'd have been 14 heh...
.was that forward thinking.
But they rescue their reputation as incompetant old fogeys by not having managed to get a site on the domain in 20 years :)
There have been domains earlier than that, i know some swedish one's where registered 84
I knew a fellow back in '84 who said he spent his evening conversing with people via a BBS. I couldn't believe he found it entertaining to try to talk to people via a computer screen. :)
BELL-ATL wish they picked up a proper 2 or 3 letter domain - I though dashes were only needed from about 2002+
think they are still sandboxed? :)
I'd call that a list of forward thinking companies. I see Apple, IBM, Intel, AMD - Wait a minute...Where's Microsoft?
Hey, I posted that in wmw foo earlier this year
The oldest domain still looks like a peice of shite
I had no idea domains could be registered that early. I'm really a newbie to the net.
> had no idea domains could be registered that early
I shudder to think what the registration process was like early on. probably included a cavity search. Some of my first domainS were free (95, I think). Huge PITA. Only one per organization, but.....
What!? No sex.com?
There was a bit of a stink at one time that a secretary somewhere was denying domain registration requests via the informal voting system because "she didn't like the look of them" :O) How times have changed! It was a big day when my favourite bbs' opened up to the internet but after the initial interest nobody was too bothered, everyone who was anyone was right there on fidonet.
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