News Technology, internet’s oldest hyphenated .com domain turns 25

payphone 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 (, which turns 25 on August 5, is still used by the telecommunications giant and re-directs to a landing page on’s website.

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

Also sharing a 25th birthday on August 5 are,,,, and