Get The Facts Straight, It's Trivia Day!

Annabel Maw
Jan 4, 2016

It's time to brush up on random knowledge and get your facts straight because Trivia Day is here! Trivia is to Dynadot as treats are to our Dynadogs, so naturally we're obsessed. Even though our Trivia Tuesday days may be over, we couldn’t resist getting in one last trivia day on, well, Trivia Day. Today we are celebrating by sharing some arbitrary domain facts and crafting a contest just for you! Happy Trivia Day, we hope you all enjoy!

Fact #1: Registering a domain used to be entirely free.

It may be hard to believe but, yes, registering domains used to be free. 1995 was the year when Network Solutions was authorized to charge for registration and domains started to cost. Nowadays domains can range from $1 to $35.6 million, depending on which one you want. Sometimes there are even premium prices associated with newly released domains or domains that people think will be hot commodities!

Fact #2: The first domain name was registered in 1985.

If you think 1985 was a just another year in a decade full of bad fashion and cheesy comedies, you are quite mistaken because was registered. was initially registered by a computer corporation that was way ahead of its time. Currently, this domain name resides as a historical Internet landmark and advertising platform. Even though has changed over the years, it was the best part of the 80s. End of story.

Fact #3: As of 2013, all 4-letter .COM domain name combinations were registered.

Just a few short years ago, the Internet ran out of fantastic 4-letter .COM names. We don’t just mean the 4-letter words that make sense, but every single 4-letter combination you can think of. Although there are no longer any 4-letter .COM domain names to register, we aren’t completely cut off from them, as we can buy from people in the domain market. If we must though, we still have the option of settling for a 5-letter .COM name instead.

Want more fun domain facts? Check out our posts on 8 little known domain facts and 5 interesting domain facts!

Now it's game time!

Now, let’s see if you know your trivia. The first person to answer the questions below correctly will win the prizes. Rewards are limited to one per person, so choose the prize you want to win and answer that question only. We will accept answers until Friday, Jan 8, so get to it!

Easy: Which Dynadog did we write about last year on take your dog to work day?
Reward: Dyna T-Shirt

Medium: What were our 5 favorite Website Builder features we wrote about in 2014?
Reward: 5 Dyna Coasters

Hard: What were the 7 rad 90's websites we wrote about in 2013?
Reward: Dyna T-Shirt

We hope you enjoyed our trivia facts and game! Make sure to stay tuned for more fun Dynadot activities coming soon!

Post by Annabel Maw

Jan 4, 2016 7:05pm
Hard: Google, 1998 MSN, 1995 Amazon, 1995 New York Times, 1996 BBC News, 1998 Lycos, 1998 Wild Wild West, 1999
1 Reply
Jan 5, 2016 3:03pm
Nice job! You got it :)
Jan 5, 2016 5:30am
Easy: Bear
1 Reply
Jan 5, 2016 1:59pm
Great work! You win :)
Jan 5, 2016 5:34am
Medium: Free Features, Style Editor, Code Editor, Your Domain, Email
1 Reply
Jan 5, 2016 2:00pm
Bingo! You got it :)
Jan 5, 2016 1:11pm
Easy: Gracie