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Tech, Yeah! Happy 30th Birthday, Dotcom!

Tech, Yeah! Happy 30th Birthday, Dotcom!
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You're the bomb, dotcom. We may not have been placing Amazon Prime orders or queueing up Netflix back in 1985, but the ".com" domain that allows us to do these very things in the blink of a eye was just getting its start. Today marks the 30th anniversary, and we couldn't resist rounding up a brief history of the domain we've come to depend on for so many of our daily clicks.

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1985

Symbolics.com was the first .COM domain name registered on March 15.

1987

The first 100 .com domain names are registered.

1993

The first Microsoft.com home page launches.

1995

AOL.com debuts.

1995

Amazon.com sells its first book online.

1997

Google.com was registered as a domain name.

2004

Facebook.com launches (known then as thefacebook.com).

2005

YouTube.com launches.

2006

Twitter.com launches, and eBay.com sells $52.5 billion in merchandise.

2009

Bing.com starts powering online searches.

2010

Pinterest.com and Instagram.com launched, and 35 hours of video per minute were uploaded to YouTube.com.

2015

On average, a .com domain name is registered every second.

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