May 24 2008
Something to Think about…
By Ryan | Posted in Trivia.

I think I will register…23 years ago today, the domain name was registered. Some of you might think you registered your first name a long time ago, but think about this; probably preceded your first registration by a decade or more. Some of you might think you started registering domains too late, but think about this; 23 years from now, someone will be registering their first domain name.

In 1985, the year was registered:

  • The Web browser had not yet been invented
  • Windows 1.0 was released, and Microsoft was a privately held company
  • Ronald Reagan was president of the United States
  • Mikhail Gorbachev became the Soviet leader
  • New Coke was released. Anyone remember that?
  • Back to the Future was the top grossing film
  • The Berlin Wall was still up

So, what were you thinking about in 1985?

2 Responses

  1. Damir Says:

    So, what were you thinking about in 1985?

    I was back then in High School and did Not know then what a pc was let alone what the internet and a domain name was.

    Great flashback post

  2. Eric Werner Says:

    Great point – I think this might inspire me to write a blog post about this and some of the other oddities of computers 20 years ago.

    Everyone loves to reminisce about 300 baud modems and such.. But who could have had the foresight to register domains back then!


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