This Tuesday the domain name symbolics.com will be 26-years-old.
While news of the anniversary isn’t frontpage this week, last year at this time, symbolics.com was celebrating its 25th birthday and was the subject of much discussion. News outlets ranging from Wired to BBC covered the story. To commemorate the anniversary, Verisign even set up a website (http://www.25yearsof.com/) and threw a .com gala event in San Francisco in May that celebrated the impact 25 years of Internet innovation had on society.
In 2009, XF.com Investments, a domain holding and development company run by Aron Meystedt purchased the domain, making the milestone even more exciting for the domain name community.
Aron has a track record of acquiring some amazing domains.
In late 2010, XF acquired tablets.com for an undisclosed amount. Tablets.com is well positioned to become one of the most valuable domain names in 2011. Over the weekend, Apple reportedly sold nearly one million iPad 2 tablets. “Gartner research reported this week that tablet sales will grow from 15 million in 2010 to 54 million in 2011 and that laptop sales will slow down dramatically”, reported CNET.
Since last March, a number of other .com domains have celebrated their 25th anniversary including: bbn.com, think.com, mcc.com, dec.com, northrop.com, xerox.com, sri.com, hp.com, and bellcore.com.
More domain names will celebrate their 25th birthday this year. Here’s a look: