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The History of Domain Names

symbolics.com



Symbolics.com was registered on March 15, 1985 by the Symbolics Computer Corporation in Massachusetts

In 2009, the domain was sold to XF.com Investments for an undisclosed sum. This year, 2012, we celebrate the 27th anniversary. The internet is a $1.5 trillion industry



Symbolics has been mentioned on CNN, Fox News, CNBC, The discovery channel, msnbc, wired.com, and many more media outlets.



The internet is a 1.5 trillion dollar industry projected to be a $4 trillion industry by 2020



GODADDY is the single largest registrar of domain names.



5 most popular websites today: google, you tube, facebook, yahoo, live.com



Domain and internet growth



annual renewal and growth is less than 10 dollars a year and no property taxes



many corporations buy domain names just to prevent others from acquiring the name and growing potential market



average cost of a premium domain exceeds $20,000 and rising everyday



annual domain name sales are exceeding $250 million



the third quarter of 2011 closed 220 million domain name registrations





Registered domain names at end of 2011

95.5 million .com

13.8 million .net

9.3 million .org

7.6 million .info

2.1 million .biz





Two letter .com domain names are the most valuable virtual real estate



fb.com reportedly sold to facebook for 8.5 million



yp.com sold recently for 3.85 million



there are only 676 possible two letter.com domains



first 2 letter domain name was hp.com in 1986



Most expensive domain names

2011 social.com 2.6 million

2010 sex.com 13 million (most expensive domain name ever)

2009 toys.com 5.1 million



email

92% of adult us internet users send or read email

the big three are email sites together accounting for over 1 billion users yahoo, hotmail and gmail



3.1 billion email accounts in 2011

294 billion average numbers of emails per day



Internet users 2.1 billion worldwide

more devices connected to the web than people on earth



82.2 million smartphones connected to internet



the number of global internet users has grown by 42% from 2000 to 2011



Emoticon

the first emoticon is credited to Kevin Mackenzie in 1979 but was rather simple and didnt really look like a face





social media launched

2003- my space, linked in

2004- facebook

800 million facebook users

200 million users added in 2011

2011-twitter

18.1 people following Gaga



video

1 trillion playbacks on youtube

48 hours of video uploaded per minute

images

14 million instagram accounts in 2011

60 photos uploaded per second

100 billion photos on facebook

51 million users on flickr

6 billion photos hosted on Flickr.

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The History of Domain Names

shared by edy on Aug 09, 2012 in Computers

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