I know most people look back to the 90’s when they talk about early domain owners. Yes, the 90’s was early, but even earlier were those people who ended up with names in the 80’s. That’s right, six people registered domains in 1985 and 60 in 1986, talk about vision.
DomainMarket created an awesome infographic that covers some nice domain data and shows just how long ago the domain name market really started. That being said, anyone investing in domain names now is still early in my opinion.