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101 Domain Names Fun Facts You Probably Didn’t Know

  • Category : Marketing
  • Posted on : Aug 23, 2017
  • By : Natasa Kilibarda
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Your name is what defines you, in a way. Even though we may not be the ones who choose it, name speaks volumes about a person before he or she even says a single word.

It is actually completely the same with your website’s name. Its web address, “birth” certificate, domain name!

It’s been a wild ride since the first ever domain has registered. 32 years ago, on March 15, 1985, a computer systems company from Cambridge, Massachusetts, registered symbolics.com.

Since then, more than 330.6 million domain names has been registered. That’s right. And with the rise of national domains, new popular TLDs and even emoji domains, it’s not stopping there.

Just like one small country with not more with 1500 citizens, island Tokelau. This New Zealand’s remote colony, by all means, could easily be mistaken for paradise on Earth, but on the internet and its .tk domain, it has become the most dangerous one for netizens since it’s mostly used for “unwanted behavior”. Spam and phishing included. But now, that has changed, and the number of scams with .tk domain has significantly reduced, leaving .tk in top 10 registered domains worldwide.

Hop on, learn and grasp a few more fun facts about domain names in this infographic provided by Webmasters Jury.

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