How the Web’s Six Oldest Sites Look Today

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The Internet’s first domain name – – turned 28 last week and the domain world partied like it was 1985, or at least it should have.

After all, it was the year Michael Jordan was named NBA Rookie of the Year, the LA Lakers beat the Boston Celtics in the 39th NBA Championship, MacGyver debuted, Bo Jackson won the Heisman Trophy and the world’s first-ever domains were registered.

Source: Wikipedia 

Source: Wikipedia

Let’s look at how the first registered domains look today:







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KevinR 03-21-2013 4:09 PM

That's great.  What would _really_ be nifty is if you showed us what they looked like _then_ in addition to how they look today.

Cleo TestE 03-22-2013 7:09 AM

Agree with KevinR above.  Take us back to the days of hair bands and funkytown!

Amberly Dressler 03-22-2013 7:27 AM

Agreed - I'll see what I can do!

DavidR 03-22-2013 12:52 PM

Amberly, your readers can visit the internet wayback machine here: and type in the name of any of these or any other URL and see the old versions of the pages.  For example, has 509 web crawls back to December 7, 1998.  It's not their first webpage but it's all text with a single abstract graphic.  It's fun to see your own companies early web pages.

Web Design Firm 03-23-2013 7:59 AM

I am surprised mmc is not being used more effectively.

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