post-dated registering by a couple of years. They had a complicated form to fill out to get a domain name after the less formal system became too burdensome to scale.


On Wed, Mar 14, 2018 at 4:14 PM, Angus Robinson <> wrote:
According to wikipoedia, .com was setup in January of 1985 and was administered by the US Department of Defense. Although they contracted SRI International, which in turn created DDN-NIC (SRI-NIC), which was found at

Assuming they registered it under SRI-NIC. 

On Wed, Mar 14, 2018 at 2:18 PM Pete Wright <> wrote:

On 03/14/2018 14:14, Dave Horsfall wrote:
> The first Internet domain,, was registered in 1985 at
> 0500Z ("Zulu" time, i.e. UTC).

This was well before my time, so pardon my ignorance here, but who was
the registrar that they used to register this domain?


Pete Wright