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The Internet wouldn’t be what it is today if it weren’t for domain names. Without this simple concept of words separated by dots, we’d probably be finding websites by IP addresses — oh, imagine how fun that would be! What a headache.

So on that topic, here are three peculiar facts about domain names that you might find interesting. Trivia, if you will.

1. In 2015, Google offered $6,006.13 to reclaim its domain name. Indeed, for a very brief moment in time, someone by the name of Sanmay Ved managed to take over ownership of google.com — and then sold it back to Google.

But there was nothing malicious about it. Take a second look at the offered amount. Looks like it spells “GOOGLE” using numbers, right? When Google found out Ved was donating the money to charity, they ended up doubling the amount to $12,012.26.

People sell domain names all the time 7 Tips To Get A Great Deal Selling Your Unused Domain Name 7 Tips To Get A Great Deal Selling Your Unused Domain Name Domain names can sell for anything from a few hundred dollars, to tens of thousands of dollars in some cases. There are even sales in the hundreds of thousands of dollars in some unique cases.... Read More , but rarely for that much!

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2. The very first domain name was symbolics.com. It was registered in 1985 by a now-defunct Massachusetts computer systems firm. Today, the domain name is held by a guy named Aron who purchased it in 2009 just to be able to say that he owns the oldest domain name on the Web.

Pretty cool to think that symbolics.com is now symbolic of something greater than itself, isn’t it?

3. Over 275 million domain names exist today, and they’re all spread across 1,205 top-level domains (such as .com, .net, and .org). Unsurprisingly, the number of .com registrations significantly outnumber all other top-level domains combined.

So if you’ve been thinking of registering your own domain name 5 Reasons You Should Have Registered A Personal Domain By Now 5 Reasons You Should Have Registered A Personal Domain By Now These days I think it’s important for everyone to at least register (if not use) a domain that is personal to them. Not only are domain names under current top-level domains running out , but... Read More  but are having trouble finding one that you like Five Tips To Choose A Personal Domain Name You Can Be Proud Of Five Tips To Choose A Personal Domain Name You Can Be Proud Of The mad rush for vanity URLs has been around for quite some time now. Personalized URLs based on your name can be quite difficult to get hold of. But it's not all over yet. Read More , that’s why. The pickings are getting slimmer by the day.

Got any other interesting domain name facts? Share them with us in the comments below!

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  1. Albert Park
    March 23, 2016 at 12:23 am

    reax.com (new iOS app that deals with American politics and reactions) was purchased on the Fourth of July.

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