6 Domains Registered in 1985, 60 in 1986 – The History Of Domains

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.




Morgan Linton was born in Berkeley, California but spent nine years traveling the world as an early employee for digital music startup Sonos. In 2007 Morgan founded Linton Investments, a domain name and branding company that has helped some of the most recognized startups in the world acquire their top choice domain name. In 2012 Morgan left his full-time job to co-found Fashion Metric, a startup building technologies that make it easy for online shoppers to buy clothes that fit and arming retailers with more data than ever before.

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