Happy 5th Birthday, YouTube!

The domain name YouTube.com was registered on February 14, 2005 and now YouTube is served more than 1 billion videos per day.

The domain name YouTube.com was registered on February 14, 2005 and now YouTube is served more than 1 billion videos per day.

In 2005 the YouTube wasn’t the clear leader: it competed with a range of services from Veoh to Vimeo to Viddler and many more. Some combination of easy uploading, embeddable videos and an early decision to serve up all clips in Flash eventually saw YouTube emerge as the victor in the video battle. The company sold to Google in October 2006 for $1.65 billion.

For the entire history of YouTube and its evolution over the past 5 years, check out our YouTube channel. [via Mashable]

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