A Scandinavian research collaboration created the first-ever internet domain name Nordu.net.

The First Registered Internet Domain Name Was Not the First Domain Name Created.

The first domain name registered was Symbolics.com. It was registered March 15, 1985, to Symbolics Inc., a computer systems company in Cambridge, Mass. It was not the first domain name created, however — that title goes to Nordu.net, a Scandinavian research collaboration, which created the domain Jan. 1, 1985.