Bell-ATL.com, internet’s oldest hyphenated .com domain turns 25

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Bell-ATL.com used to be the web address for Bell Atlantic’s website, which is now called Verizon Communications after a series of mergers dating back to the 1980s. 

The URL (http://www.bell-atl.com/), which turns 25 on August 5, is still used by the telecommunications giant and re-directs to a landing page on Verizon.com’s website.

While it’s not symbolics.com, the first .com domain ever registered, it is the first hyphenated .com domain ever registered.

Also sharing a 25th birthday on August 5 are GE.com, Grebyn.com, ISC.com, NSC.com, and Stargate.com.

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