If you have ever thought of purchasing domain names for investment, you are not alone. If you get the formula right, you should see a wide swath of profits. Over 128 million domain names are currently registered. The first domain name, Symbolics.com was registered in 1985. The industry has come a long way since then. Imagine, in 1984, Joshua Quittner who was a writer for WIRED asked McDonald’s if they wanted to register mcdonalds.com, and they declined.