Today marks 25 years of dot-coms. On March 15, 1985, the very first domain name appeared on the Internet. That first site — Symbolics.com — began the “commercial age of the World Wide Web.”
Domain names made it easier for users to access sites — typing in Symbolics.com was far simpler than entering a long string of code. By 1995, the Internet consisted of about 18,000 domain names. Today there are more than 80 million.