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Five generic domain names and their journey through time

Got Milk.com? We look at some of the 'classic' domain names and how they have, and have not, evolved over time

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Remember the go-go days of the 1990s, when dot-com domain names based on ordinary nouns and verbs were snapped up by hopeful companies? Here's a look at five very generic domain names, and where they've been.


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music.com

Today the Music.com site is a social networking and information site, complete with video and audio. But in 1996, when most of us were still painstakingly creating our flirty mixes on cassette tapes, it seemed perfectly reasonable that the domain be occupied by MUSIC Semiconductors, Inc (the name stood for "Multi-User Specialty Integrated Circuits") - because, really, what did the web have to do with music?


  • music.com
  • eat.com
  • car.com
  • meat.com
  • milk.com


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