The world’s most popular web domain is celebrating its 30th birthday as questions arise regarding its dominance over the world wide web. Dot-com has now more than 115 million website addresses enlisted around the world, or around 42% of all web addresses. Initially dispatched by the US Department of Defense dot-com was at the time proposed as a web designation for business entities.
Tech enterprise Symbolics enrolled the first website space name, symbolics.com, on 15 March 1985. The domain was bought by XF.com in 2009, and remains the oldest enlisted dot-com address on the Web.
Dot-com had a generally slow take off, with just a bunch of organizations at first registering an address. The first to get on board were mainly tech ventures such as Intel and Siemens which registered through the mid-to-late 1980’s.
By 1997, nonetheless, the millionth web domain had been enlisted, and the Web expansion was well in progress. The link with business ventures was lost when .com, .org and .net were opened for any type of registration the mid-1990s.
In the mean time, the Web had quickly developed from an obscure phenomenon employed mainly by scholars and analysts to a worldwide communication, business and data -sharing media, part of everyday life.
Today, dot-com pages are viewed to trillions of times every day. Countless businessmen have created their enterprises online with the aid of dot-com and the greatest names in business have labeled their organizations with dot-com suffixes, making dot-com nearly equivalent with the web.
In any case, with more then 115 million .com areas taken by existing pages or investors, it can be a difficult for customers and organizations to obtain the website space name of their preference, unless they have a lot of cash to put in.
One strategy that organizations resort to is joining dot-com suffix with a national country code, albeit some view this as a graceless arrangement.
Because of the issue of accessibility, the web industry regulator ICANN (The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) is currently revamping the web through the launch of more than a thousand new web domains, called Top-Level Domains (TLDs).
Mark Weston, from law firm Matthew Arnold & Baldwin, was quoted by The Telegraph saying that companies trying to advance their new venture with the ideal web address need to check whether their picked address is already taken.
He additionally prescribes selecting a domain that is short and simple to pronounce. This type of web addresses may be more profitable because they are more prone to draw in Internet traffic.