.com is the most popular extension on the Internet. It was introduced in 1985 and started to being managed by Verisign since 2006. .com was one of the first extensions (TLDs) in the world when the Domain Name System (DNS) was implemented in January 1985.
.com is derived from “commerce” and its original intended purpose is being used by commercial organizations. Now, .com registration is open to anyone and accessible from all countries in the world.
Symbolics.com was the first domain name registered among .com domains, which was registered on December 11, 1986.
There was no registration fee for .com domain names until 1995.
.com ranks #1 among all domain extensions, and #1 among all generic extensions (gTLDs). Currently, there are 153.1M registered .com domain names. VeriSign is the current registry of .com extension.