It may be hard to believe, but 25 years ago on March 15, 1985 the first dot-com name was issued to Symbolics.com. Little did we realize that it would eventually usher in the likes of Twitter, Facebook, Google, and yes – our own Examiner.com.
In a nice little article by Ed Payne at CNN.com, he writes that it took dot-com two years to hit 100 sites and ten years to hit 18,000. But then….wham! In the last 15 years the Internet has become home to over 80 million dot-com domain names.
We here at Examiner.com Columbus would like to wish dot-com a happy birthday because – like our parent’s birthday – it makes it possible to celebrate our own. In April Examiner.com will be 2 years old. And in that short time, just like the Internet, we’ve grown pretty fast as well. We are now the fastest-growing local content network in the U.S., powered by the largest pool of knowledgeable and passionate contributors in the world. We serve 240 markets across the country, including our very own Columbus Ohio, and 5 top markets in Canada. And our 38,000 passionate, informed and credible local insiders – our Examiners – publish thousands of articles a day that touched 18 million people in December alone.
Happy birthday dot-com, we couldn’t have done it without you.