View attachment 28779 The first dot-com was purchased by a Massachusetts-based computer company Symbolics on March 15, 1985 -- four years before the World Wide Web even existed. (Email and the Internet pre-date the Web). Symbolics was one of the original makers of computer workstations, and the company even got a mention in the movie "Jurassic Park." But the "Lisp" computer language that Symbolics developed eventually faded in popularity. Symbolics went belly-up and filed for bankruptcy in 1993.