[TUHS] Happy birthday, symbolics.com!

Tony Finch dot at dotat.at
Fri Mar 16 05:38:05 AEST 2018

Michael Kjörling <michael at kjorling.se> wrote:
> So by what definition would symbolics.com in 1985 be the first
> Internet domain registered?

As I understand it, the old hosts.txt registrations got grandfathered into
the DNS in the .arpa zone - they were ARPANET hosts (e.g. see RFC 921).
The modern structure was set up after the transition to IP, so it's fair
to call .com and friends Internet domains. (See RFC 920.)

But it looks like there were a bunch of .edu and .gov names before

f.anthony.n.finch  <dot at dotat.at>  http://dotat.at/  -  I xn--zr8h punycode
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south, decreasing 4 at times in north. Moderate or rough in northern and
eastern North Utsire, otherwise rough or very rough. Fair. Good.

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