IT Management: From the Bubble to the Burst: A Look Back at 25 Years of Dot-Com

 
 
By Nicholas Kolakowski  |  Posted 2010-03-12 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
In 1985, the domain name ".com" came into existence, helping to define the modern Internet. Within two years of the registration of the first Internet domain name, major tech corporations such as Intel (Intel.com), Xerox (xerox.com) and Apple (apple.com), along with a host of smaller outfits, had all begun to make their mark on the World Wide Web. Their presence helped give birth to everything from search engines (Google, etc.) to social networks (Facebook, etc.) to a wide variety of online services in the commercial, altruistic and just-plain-weird realms—or sometimes all three at once (we're looking at you, Craigslist). The following Websites represent some of the biggest successes, along with some of the most spectacular failures, of the past 25 years. For millions of users, some of these Websites will seem like old and long-gone friends; others continue to dominate the Internet to this day.
 
 
 

From the Bubble to the Burst: A Look Back at 25 Years of Dot-Com

by Nicholas Kolakowski
From the Bubble to the Burst: A Look Back at 25 Years of Dot-Com
 
 
 
 
 
Nicholas Kolakowski is a staff editor at eWEEK, covering Microsoft and other companies in the enterprise space, as well as evolving technology such as tablet PCs. His work has appeared in The Washington Post, Playboy, WebMD, AARP the Magazine, AutoWeek, Washington City Paper, Trader Monthly, and Private Air. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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