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Celebrating #30YearsofCOM

Celebrating #30YearsófCOM VERISIGN 3 Decades of .COM MILESTONES In the last 30 years, the Internet has evolved from an unknown phenomenon used primarily by academics and researchers to a global communication, commerce and information sharing channel that few could imagine life without. Let's take a look at how .COM has helped shape the Internet and life as we know it today. 1985-1995 First .COM domain name is registered on March 15 - 8, | 100 Tech giants Apple and Cisco register and 00000 "87 The first commercial dial-up Internet provider, The World, launches. Total registered .cOM domain names 68, The World Wide Web launches to the public enabling '91 easy access to information shared on .COM websites HOver 100 .COM websites are live E6, 2$ e-Commerce powerhouse '94 is registered '95 Yahoo and AOL launch on .cOM launches as one of the first online dating services 1996-2005 First web-based mail service, launches launches, changing the way we book 96 travel 1M launches as first mainstream L6, online video rental service goes live, changing the way people Total registered .COM 86, domain names find information online launches in China 66, and are registered VeriSign, Inc. becomes registry operator for .cOM 10M 00, Skype launches via, making VolP mainstream Total registered .COM launches, bringing professional domain names "03 networking online "04 Facebook launches as "05 launches 2006-2015 "06 launches, a leading destination for online shopping in India, launches *07 Sina Weibo, a leading Chinese microblogging website launches on 60, and 10 launch DNSSEC is implemented in the .COM zone 11 100M 12 | is registered Total registered .COM domain names Tencent launches China's first private online bank, 15 116M Total registered .COM domain names Cheers 30 Years THE FUTURE THE NUMBER OF POSSIBLE .COM DOMAIN NAMES IS OVER 10 TO THE 98TH POWER. ....H To put total availability into perspective, today there are approximately 2.5 billion Internet users around the globe. If every user registered a .COM domain name every second for 30 million years, a total of about 2.4 septillion domain names (that's 2.4 followed by 24 zeros) would be registered. And, that's less than one billionth of a billionth of 1% of total availability! There are A LOT of great .COM domains left for registration.? com Register your .COM today through a participating registrar and make sure to enter it into the Verisign #InternetOfficial contest at by April 30, 2015 for an opportunity to win up to $35K. 1. Growth of registered .COM domain names in 2015 is as of March 1, 2015 according to istry-products/zone-file-information/index.xhtml 2. VeriSign, Inc. Q42014 Domain Name Industry Brief (April 2014) ABOUT VERISIGN fy in a Verisign, a global leader in domain names and Internet security, enables Internet navigation for many of the world's most recognized domain names and provides protection for websites and enterprises around the world. Verisign ensures the security, stability and resiliency of key Intemet infrastructure and services, including the .COM and .NET domains and two of the Internet's root servers, as well as performs the root-zone maintainer functions for the core of the Intemet's Domain Name System (DNS). Verisign's Network Intelligence and Availability services include intelligence-driven Distributed Denial of Service Protection, iDefense Security Intelligence and Managed DNS. To learn more about what it means to be Powered by Verisign, please visit © 2015 VeriSign, Inc. All rights reserved. VERISIGN; the Verisign logo; and other trademarks, service marks and Verisign designs are registe red or unregistered trademarks of VeriSign, Inc. and its subsidiaries in the United States and foreign countries. All other trademarks are property of the ir respective owners.

Celebrating #30YearsofCOM

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In the last 30 years, the Internet has evolved from an unknown phenomenon used primarily by academics and researchers to a global communication, commerce and information sharing channel that few could...




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