Lessons Learned From The Internet’s First Domain Names

Co-Founder of Saw.com, Jeffrey Gabriel, is featured on Forbes, and this time, he goes over the first ten domains ever registered and what we can learn from them. Jeffrey discusses their values and covers what makes them valuable. It is easy to look back as hindsight is 20/20, but it is interesting to see what names were registered first.

A special thanks to DomainIQ.com and Estibot for supplying the data for this article.

Here it is:


First Ten Domains Ever Registered:

March 15, 1985: Symbolics.com

April 14, 1985: BBN.com

May 24, 1985: Think.com

July 11, 1985: MCC.com

September 30, 1985: DEC.com

November 7, 1985: Northrop.com

January 9, 1986: Xerox.com

January 17, 1986: SRI.com

March 3, 1986: HP.com

March 5, 1986: BellCore.com

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Jeffrey Gabriel

Jeffrey M. Gabriel is an expert domain brokerage and building sales teams. Jeffrey most recently co-founded Saw.com, an industry-leading boutique brokerage that specializes in acquiring, selling, and appraising domains. Previously, Jeffrey was the Vice President of Sales at Uniregistry (recently purchased by Godaddy), one of the industry-leading domain marketplaces, domain registrar, and monetization platform on the net. In his seven years with Uniregistry, Jeffrey and his team quadrupled sales dollar volume, delivered the highest average sale price of any marketplace in the industry, and exponentially increased the number of closed transactions. This has been accomplished by constant education and refinement of the sales process. Formerly, Jeffrey was the President and Co-Founder of Igloo.com (purchased by BrandIt) and was also a Domain Broker at Sedo. Jeffrey has contributed to over 350 million dollars in completed transactions while in the industry. His most notable sales include The Guinness World Record-breaking sale of Sex.com for $13,000,000 USD and the highest .Org sale ever, Poker.org for $1,000,000 USD.