25 years have passed since the registration of the first domain in the zone .COM – On March 15, 1985, the domain was registered symbolics.com. In total, six more domains were registered that year. Now their number has exceeded eighty million.
Symbolics, Inc. in those years was engaged in the production of computers. The company was later bought out XF.com. The second and third domains were bbn.com и Think.com.
Initially, the registration of new domains was reluctant, the pleasure was expensive. The real boom began in 1992. To date, the number of domains registered in this zone is about ten thousand per day. Total number of companies with a domain .COM — 12 million. The total annual turnover of all sites in the zone exceeds 400 billion US dollars.
Despite the famous “dot-com crash” story that happened in 2000, having a domain name in the .COM still prestigious. Much more prestigious than .NET, .ORG, .INFO and the like. The most expensive domains are registered in the .COM zone. For example sex.com was valued at $14 million and business.com - 9.5 million.