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    Oldest - Domain (1999 and older only)

    If you registered any domain 10 years ago or earlier - please list here. Let us find out who is oldest in web hosting in this forum here.

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    OLM.net - 12/23/1995
    OLM.com - 5/21/1997
    webaxxs.net - 7/15/1997
    webaxxs.net - 8/21/1997

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    I'm going through some consolidating and reorganizing but here is mine:

    Registered through: Collabora Hosting
    Domain Name: ITDEPT.NET
    Created on: 06-May-99

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    Quote Originally Posted by OLMNET View Post
    OLM.net - 12/23/1995
    OLM.com - 5/21/1997
    webaxxs.net - 7/15/1997
    webaxxs.net - 8/21/1997
    Did you register the domain in 1995 or did you buy it off someone else?

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    I let my 90s domain lapse after a name change about 5-6 years ago. Original name was not as good. The business itself far pre-dates the consumer-used Internet. So I don't see how domain age can determine anything. Just for fun, I guess, right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kpmedia View Post
    Just for fun, I guess, right?
    That's they way I see it. Whois info is a rather useless measure of gauging hosting business.

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    10 Years ago I was 9
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    Well, it's not mine but one of the oldest domains I know of is:

    acme.com 1991-04-17

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    Quote Originally Posted by WN-Ali View Post
    Did you register the domain in 1995 or did you buy it off someone else?
    The owner of OLM registered the name in 1995.

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    OLM as a hosting company has been around as long as I can remember

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    digitalpioneer.com - 1996

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    he.com 29-sep-1994
    he.net 31-jul-1995

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    The oldest I can find is 1985
    http://whois.domaintools.com/symbolics.com

    boooya...not mine though, haha.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Collabora View Post
    I'm going through some consolidating and reorganizing but here is mine:

    Registered through: Collabora Hosting
    Domain Name: ITDEPT.NET
    Created on: 06-May-99
    Taking a trip down memory lane I went looking for my old site. Here I am pioneering multi-tenant hosting on the Microsoft platform in 2001 haha:

    http://web.archive.org/web/200110042....net/index.htm

    For more memories click on the MSNBC feed...the old articles are still available

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    Quote Originally Posted by OLMNET View Post
    OLM.net - 12/23/1995
    OLM.com - 5/21/1997
    webaxxs.net - 7/15/1997
    webaxxs.net - 8/21/1997
    Did you guys ever advertise on the TechTV network? For some reason I remember seeing hosting ads on TV years ago while watching The Screen Savers, and for some reason I thought it was OLM. I could be wrong though.

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    One month short

    I registered mckerracher.org 9 years 11 months ago, I discover
    Phil McKerracher

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    My employer's primary domain name for Internet services was registered in April 1992 . The part of the company I work for was registered in April 1995.
    If you have to operate your company behind the scenes or under a fake name, maybe it's time to leave the industry and start something fresh.

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    What do I win?

    dbcity.com 14-Feb-1995
    therapynet.com 28-Aug-1995
    scientificsales.com 14-Oct-1996
    dbcity.net 29-Oct-1997
    commanchetrading.com 29-Oct-1997
    databasecity.com 27-May-1998
    partycat.net 12-Jan-1999
    armstrongmccall.com 25-Sep-1999
    globalgallery.com 25-Sep-1999
    ki4u.com 25-Sep-1999
    christianlifeaustin.com 28-Jun-99
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    Well, I've got one old one:

    catfished.com
    Domain Record Created: January 11, 1999
    Domain Record Updated: January 27, 2008
    Domain Record Expires: January 11, 2010
    Everyone is entitled to MY opinion.
    CatfishEd.com

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    Lightwave - Did you register these domains or buy later on?
    he.com 29-sep-1994
    he.net 31-jul-1995

    Mugo, did you register these domains?

    dbcity.com 14-Feb-1995
    therapynet.com 28-Aug-1995
    scientificsales.com 14-Oct-1996
    dbcity.net 29-Oct-1997
    commanchetrading.com 29-Oct-1997
    databasecity.com 27-May-1998
    partycat.net 12-Jan-1999
    armstrongmccall.com 25-Sep-1999
    globalgallery.com 25-Sep-1999
    ki4u.com 25-Sep-1999
    christianlifeaustin.com 28-Jun-99


    So far I guess digitalpioneer.com - 1996 seems oldest domain owner in this forum - considering digitalpioneer registered it and still owns this domain.

    Idea is not what is oldest registered domain - but person in "this forum" who has registered domain in early days and perhaps still owns it.
    Last edited by jpaul; 06-19-2009 at 11:28 PM.

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    The oldest domain I own is, clusteredsolutions.com

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    noticed the thread going that way myself.

    on my last post, those are domains I registered with my own little two hands. not the oldest I could find.

    we started out with "galacticom bbs". wow, those were the days. walking customers through SLIP connections...ugg. here, i'll mention this for the ((shiver)) factor..."Trumpet Winsock".
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    Wow Mugo........I guess then you must have read John Dvork's book and Boardwatch magazines. Good to find some one from old BBSes days!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpaul View Post
    Wow Mugo........I guess then you must have read John Dvork's book and Boardwatch magazines. Good to find some one from old BBSes days!
    Boardwatch 4 sure! We though we were rock starts with our numbers in that rag. Hehe...picture a clear plastic 6 tier paper divider (like you find on any business desk) stacked with US robotic modems.
    We called it the "modem rack". (snicker) ! I still have it sitting on my desk. Nostalgia for sure. We were in hog heaven when we got our first Ascend Max (remember Ascend before Lucent bought them?). It did 56K v.90 *and* ISDN.

    So then, I get my first ISDN line at the house...64K X 2 lines...man, I thought I was flyin'. We wuz so ignernt back then.
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    symbolics.com was the first .COM name, indeed.

    Kevin

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    Quote Originally Posted by CArmstrong View Post
    Did you guys ever advertise on the TechTV network? For some reason I remember seeing hosting ads on TV years ago while watching The Screen Savers, and for some reason I thought it was OLM. I could be wrong though.
    Yes good memory! In fact the kid who appeared on this one contacted us a few months ago looking for a copy. He said, I know it's been about 7 years since that video but I'm wonder if you still have it. He was pretty happy when I told him we did.

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    I had lawmakers.com in 1996. If I remember correctly, it cost me $100. I still have worldzone.net from 1998.

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    Registered my first domain name in 1998 (still have it). I feel late to the scene!

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    nuweb.net - 1998 Our origional web site. My partneer took the domain when we split. But now I have it back again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mugo View Post
    noticed the thread going that way myself.

    on my last post, those are domains I registered with my own little two hands. not the oldest I could find.

    we started out with "galacticom bbs". wow, those were the days. walking customers through SLIP connections...ugg. here, i'll mention this for the ((shiver)) factor..."Trumpet Winsock".
    We started out using Renegade BBS, and were listed in Computer Shopper. We were listed as N.I.C.I.X. (Northern Illinois Computer Xchange) which was part of our phone number (xxx-xxN-ICIX)

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    unformed.com, I created that domain, first and only owner ..

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    avcorner.com 08/06/1996

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    techark.com is the oldest I own. Creation date: 22 Feb 1999 05:00:00
    Have 2 more that are the same age.
    Had one 2 years older for another business I had that I let expire a couple of years ago.

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