CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Symbolics.com, widely known as the first and oldest domain name, has changed hands for the only time since it’s original registration in 1985. XF.com Investments, based in Missouri, has purchased the unique Internet address for use in their business.
On March 15, 1985, the Internet officially became active with the registration and use of the Symbolics.com domain name. Now, nearly 25 years later, there are over 180,000,000 registered domains in use.
“We are extremely excited to own the Symbolics.com domain name,” said Aron Meystedt, the 29-year-old CEO of XF.com Investments. “For us to own the first domain is very special to our company, and we feel blessed for having the ability to obtain this unique property.”
XF.com says they have plans for the domain name, and are creating something special for the 25th anniversary of this URL. “On March 15, 2010, Symbolics.com will celebrate its 25th year,” Meystedt says. “This is a special milestone for all of us. The Internet has changed the face of business and entertainment, and to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the domain that started it all is very special.”
The Symbolics company continues to operate, but the domain asset has been sold to XF.com. Symbolics pioneered computer development in the 1980s. The company designed and manufactured a line of Lisp machines, single-user computers optimized to run the Lisp programming language. The Lisp Machine was the first commercially available "workstation" (although that word had not yet been coined). Symbolics also made significant advances in software technology, and offered one of the premier software development environments of the 1980s and 1990s.**
XF.com is a real estate and domain investment company, based in Missouri. XF.com owns many premium web properties such as: iBlog.com, HY.com, March.com, Copies.com, TrafficEstimate.com and ImageSharing.com. Current development projects include HY.com and iBlog.com.
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