08|28|2009 12:26 am EDT
Symbolics.com, the first domain name ever registered (March 15, 1985) has been sold to Missouri-based XF.com Investments for an undisclosed price.
“We are extremely excited to own the Symbolics.com domain name,” said Aron Meystedt, the CEO of XF.com Investments. “Since our core business is Internet investments, we really pursued the purchase of the original domain name, Symbolics.com. For us to own the first domain is very special to our company, and we feel blessed for having the ability to obtain this unique property.”
XF Investments owns other premium domain names including iBlog.com, HY.com, March.com, Copies.com, TrafficEstimate.com, and ImageSharing.com.
Although Symbolics.com was the first domain name ever registered, it was not the first ever created. Nordu.net, a name that was created by the registry on January 1, 1985, was the first domain name of all-time and used for the first root server (nic.nordu.net). Once domains were allowed to be registered, however, Symbolics.com was the first name taken.