POPSUGAR Tech Pop Quiz Happy 25th Birthday .Com! How Much .Com History Do You Know? Happy Birthday .Com! How Much Do You Know About Its History? by Tech 3/15/10 4 Shares Like us on Facebook Sign up for our daily newsletter > Today marks the 25th anniversary of the first .com domain purchase, made on March 15, 1985. Needless to say, a lot has changed since then! Find out how much .com history you know with this quick quiz. Happy Birthday .Com! How Much Do You Know About Its History? What does "com" stand for? Commerce Communication Commercial Community What was the .com domain originally intended for? Commerce sites Government and military communication Community tools How many companies registered .com domain names in 1985? 6 26 66 600 What was the first registered .com domain name? bbn.com symbolics.com ecomm.com How many new .com names are registered every month? 550,000 668,000 841,000 960,000 What was the first year one million domain names were registered? 1995 1996 1997 2001 Progress Read More .comGeek HolidayExam POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests. Get inspired with our daily newsletter Home Food Tech Vegetarian Love and Sex DIY Sign up with By signing up, I agree to the Terms and to receive emails from POPSUGAR.