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First Registered Domain Name Bought by

The first registered domain name,, has been bought by, a company that invests in premium domain names, for an undisclosed sum. was registered on 15 March 1985 and has the distinction of being the first registered domain name, the second domain name having being registered on 24 April 1985. It is this fact that makes a highly sought-after domain name and this marks the first time that the domain name has been transfered to a different owner.

Looking at the last version of that is archived at, which dates back to 20 August 2007, the website consisted of one page that had a brief history of the company and contact information. has since put up a new website at the domain which emphasizes the historic importance of it and which promotes’s other domains. CEO Aron Meystedt has told DNJournal that they have plans for the domain’s 25th anniversary on 15 March 2010.

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