The URL turns 30


The URL is 30 years old this month. Symbolics Computer Corporation registered the first ever domain name, way back on 15 March 1985. The most valuable URL in the history of the web, perhaps unsurprisingly, remains, which was sold for $13m (£8.4m) in 2010.

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Christian Koch

Christian Koch

Alongside his work for Director, Christian has written features for the Evening Standard, The Guardian, Sunday Times Style, The Independent, Q, Cosmopolitan, Stylist, ShortList and Glamour in an eclectic career which has seen him interview everybody from Mariah Carey to Michael Douglas through to Richard Branson with newspaper assignments including reporting on the Japanese tsunami and living with an Italian cult.

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