Here are 5 companies that first drove the Nasdaq above 5,000 by Daniel Bukszpan @FortuneMagazine March 2, 2015, 11:21 AM EST E-mail Tweet Facebook Google Plus Linkedin Share icons March 9, 2000 — it was the best of times, it was the worst of times. It was the day the Nasdaq Composite index first closed above the 5,000 mark, and it got there due in large part to the irrationally exuberant belief that this Internet thing was going to lay an endless supply of golden eggs. This assumption prompted investors to throw fistfuls of cash at any company whose name had a “.com” suffix, but in the case of some Internet companies, it was a mirage. The dot-com bubble burst, startups evaporated, and investors lost a catastrophic amount of money. Now the Nasdaq composite has topped 5,000 yet again, making it an ideal time to look back and revisit some of the companies that first drove the index to that dizzying height. Some of them, such as Intel INTC and Oracle ORCL , are still here, and some aren’t. Here are 5 companies that first drove the index above the 5,000-point mark in March 2000.