XF.com investment purchases first registered domain name

By SiliconIndia   |   Friday, 28 August 2009, 09:05 Hrs
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Bangalore: Symbolics.com, which is the first ever domain name registered, has changed hands after 25 years. XF.com investment has purchased the historic internet address from Symbolics for an undisclosed price. Even though Symbolics is still in operation it has sold the domain name. Symbolics had registered its domain name on 15th of March, 1985.

Even though many can say that Nordu.net (used to serve as the identifier of the first root server, nic.nordu.net) was created in January of the same year, so it should be the first domain name. But symbolic was the first to register through appropriate DNS process. Since the registration of Symbolics, so far 180 million domain names have been registered.

Aron Meystedt, CEO of XF.com Investments, said to DN Journal "We are extremely excited to own the Symbolics.com domain name. Since our core business is internet investments, we really pursued the purchase of the original domain name, Symbolics.com. For us to own the first domain is very special to our company, and we feel blessed for having the ability to obtain this unique property." XF.com has made special plans for celebrating the 25th anniversary.

Symbolics were the pioneers in computer development back in 80's. Symbolics designed and manufactured a line of Lisp machines and single-user computers optimized to run the Lisp programming language. The Lisp Machine was the first commercially available (now called)"workstation." But soon companies like Sun and Apollo came with superior technology which majorly impacted Symbolics financially as well as internally.

XF.com is a real estate and domain investment company. It has many premium web properties including iBlog.com, HY.com, March.com, Copies.com, TrafficEstimate.com and ImageSharing.com.

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