1993 and 1994 domain names

Going back a few years here, but some of the sites we registered and developed/sold/kept.  As you can see we had a nice collection of domain names and still have a fair number.  In 1994, we had the largest number of domains registered  in the .com (or other) TLD space – several hundred – and it wasn’t until the end of 1994 or early 1995 that people began to catch on and registered more than we did.  Procter and Gamble was one that went and registered a lot of names that were appropriate for their business and ended up with more names during August 1995.  (A few were registered for relatives.)  This is not the entire list, but it is a start, I’ll be updating it as time progresses.

At the time it was a land rush and very few people were seeing the value of what was available.  You could go and find a nice name and register it in the hopes of developing it.  It wasn’t until a year or so later  (late 1995 or 1996) that people began to wish to purchase the name and web site (if there was one).  From then until summer of 2000 there were a lot of offers for various names.

law.com (didn’t register it, but was Director of Operations, 1993)

games.com (July 15, 1994) – Hasbro/Parker Brothers wanted this. AOL has it as of 2009.

casino.com (July 14, 1994)

court.com (August 4, 1994)

gamble.com (July 14 1994)

hotel.com (August 4, 1994) –  HotelSupplies.com Inc bought this

Halloween.com (August 30, 1994)

SantaClaus.com (August 1994)

EasterBunny.com (December 1995)

phonebook.com (July 14, 1994) – We began with web directories here, Miami.com, and at coral.net for clients and business in Florida and the Caribbean.  Lots of realtors and destinations.

palmbeach.com (May 24, 1994)

rights.com (August 30, 1994)

dive.com (July 30, 1994)

Havana.com (Sept 1, 1994)

Coral.net (Sept 8, 1994)

Sequitur.com (June 1994) – The opposite of non sequitur.  Ended up letting it go.  Silly me.  😉  (We considered Sequitur for the corporate name, but ended up with Coral Technologies after a few people in the State of Florida government didn’t get what it me and thought it might be obscene. Just ended up using it as the follow-up name for The Rising Sun BBS (Ft. Lauderdale 1982-1993) which was running TBBS and we switched to private software, then FirstClass.

diving.com (July 29, 1994)

talk.com (June 1994) – HotWired need

sale.com (June 1994) – J.Lee bought it.

racing.com (July 30, 1994) – 

national.com (April 1994)

cruise.com (May 1994)

cruising.com (July 30, 1994)

movie.com (June 1994) – Well, you can see who owns it now.

miami.com (April 12, 1994) – Miami Herald needed it.

Boca.com (June 21, 1994)

Pompano.com (June 1994)

FtLauderdale.com (May 1994)

ebank.com (1994) – a Bank

reservations.com (June 1994)

reservation.com (June 1994)

dolphins.com (August 10, 1994)

shark.com (July 30, 1994)

holiday.com (June 1994)

keylargo.com (June 1994)

honeymoon.com (July 30, 1994)

boating.com (July 29, 1994)

flying.com (July 30, 1994)

keywest.com (July 29, 1994)

flores.com (Aug 29, 1994)

oceans.com (Aug 30, 1994)

marina.com (June 1994)

bahamas.com (Sept 9, 1994)

medical.com (July 14, 1994)

read.com (June 1994)

mart.com (June 1994)

realtor.com (June 1994) – At the time I didn’t know it was a trademark, just thought it was generic like “realestate.”  Younger and more naive. They were friendly about it all though!

islands.com (July 30, 1994)

zodiac.com (July 1994)

SonsOfLiberty.com (April 30, 1998)

Daughters-Of-Liberty.com (July 18, 2001)

Liberty-Tree.com (July 7, 2001)

 

Some of the names we registered for clients/friends:

For Rick M. at St Martin Rentals: stmaarten.com, stmartin.com (April 1995)

Standup.com – For KE, who let it go.  😉

And a few other random ones:

onlinenews.com (Sept 5, 1994)

thekeys.com (Sept 5, 1994)

keylargo.com (Sept 5, 1994)

novel.com (June 1994)

novels.com (July 30, 1994)

marina.com (July 30, 1994)

gallion.com (July 29, 1994)

read.com (August 4, 1994)

videonews.com (July 1994)

hurricanes.com (June 4, 1994)

hurricane.com (June 4, 1994)

goldcoast.com (Sept 9, 1994)

oneearth.com (Sept 9, 1994)

iplaw.com (Sept 19, 1994)

netlottery.com (August 1994)

internetlotto.com (June 22, 1994)

jugar.com (spanish for play) (June 5, 1994)

loteria.com (June 6, 1994)

allmylove.com (Jan 5, 1995)

sendgreetings.com (Jan 5, 1995)

goldmarket.com (for a client, Dec 6, 1995)

goldwww.com (Dec 6, 1995)

internetlottery.com (June 15, 1995)

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