[vcf-midatlantic] oldest email address in the club

Jim Scheef jscheef at outlook.com
Thu Sep 1 18:36:22 EDT 2016

Yes! I vaguely remember that form. I believe you got the form by sending a carefully crafted email to an address at the InterNIC.
In October, 1995, I registered two domains - dacs.org and telemarksys.com, using that form with the old InterNIC. 
The InterNIC became Network Solutions when Al Gore invented the commercial Internet - an event we all remember. Network Solutions thought they would have a monopoly on domain name registrations and IP block assignments and geared up to rake in the cash. Fortunately the Feds saw thru that and opened up the domain registration system to competition.

-----Original Message-----
From: vcf-midatlantic [mailto:vcf-midatlantic-bounces at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org] On Behalf Of william degnan via vcf-midatlantic
Sent: Monday, August 29, 2016 8:33 PM
To: vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org>
Cc: william degnan <billdegnan at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [vcf-midatlantic] oldest email address in the club

On Mon, Aug 29, 2016 at 8:26 PM, Dave McGuire via vcf-midatlantic < vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:

> On 08/29/2016 08:24 PM, RETRO Innovations via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> > 1993 is impressive, I must say.  I was really mad at myself for 
> > missing brain.com by a mere few months (didn't even dawn on me to 
> > buy a domain until late '95, and I think brain.com got snapped up in 
> > early '95.  But, I was not even thinking about domains in '93.
>   I was registering them for customers in 1993. (it was free then)
>             -Dave
> --
> Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
> New Kensington, PA

I was just asking (I made the OP)...I still have the file one needed to send to register a domain, then you put a capital "A" in the designated ACK space of the text file, so archaic back then.  I registered a bunch of domains and sold them in 1995...then they started charging.

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