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25 years of

This year is the 25th anniversary of the domain suffix. It was announced when I was away on my summer holidays and I missed it. I presume that many of you will also have not seen the announcement.

This old news was given to me by Lesley Cowley, CEO of .uk registry Nominet. The really really disappointing thing is that nobody seems to know the name of the first ever domain name. It would be just nice to know.

Apparently everything was done on bits of paper in those days and each application put in front of a committee. Also you were only allowed to own one domain name! Lesley tells me that here are still a couple of people around from those days so hopefully she will be able to dig into their collected memories. It seems only right that we should know this bit of our national internet history.

Trefor Davies

By Trefor Davies

Liver of life, father of four, CTO of, writer, poet,

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