15 Mar 2010

Dotcom turns 25

10:32 pm on 15 March 2010

The internet domain name dotcom is celebrating its 25th anniversary.

The first business to use the domain name in 1985 was a US computer firm called Symbolics, which registered the first dotcom name on 15 March, the BBC reports.

Just another five companies registered an internet address ending in dotcom the year.

After the Cambridge, Massachusetts went bust the name was acquired, in 2009, by a company that buys and sells dotcoms for a living.

It took until 1997 before the one millionth dotcom was registered.