I had a feeling it was coming…. just checked WHOIS on Google.com domain and it was registered exactly 17 years ago, on 15 September 1997!
This is what Google.com looked like on NOVEMBER 11, 1998, earliest screenshot I was able to find:
Yeah, that’s it :)
It only took on somewhat more recognizable form later on December 2nd, 1998:
Want to see how Google’s domain looked in the past? Check WayBack Machine: http://web.archive.org/web/*/www.google.com
And lastly this is a screenshot of WHOIS info for their domain, confirming google.com is celebrating 17th birthday.