Like a lot of innovations the idea of using the internet as a world wide network and a way to talk to and sell to the world began slowly and quietly.
The first domain name was registered in 1985. Only 4 others were registered that year.
1985: Symbolics, a Massachusetts computer company, registers symbolics.com, the internet’s first domain name. The market for these unique addresses would not heat up for years, but this click heard ’round the world would eventually provide just about anyone a place in cyberspace to call their own.