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Tuesday, September 14, 2004News.com reports that Domain name registration hit an all-time high of 64.5 million at the end of the second quarter.The figure represents a 7 percent increase over the end of 2003, the Internet domain name registry said. For the quarter, the number of registrations was 4.6 million, up 2.5 percent from the first quarter. VeriSign said the growth in registrations last reached this level in the late 1990s, during the height of the dot-com bubble.Key factors that spurred domain registrations and renewals are:
A. Spurt of activity by consumers and small businesses, and the availability of domain names in previously underserved markets.
B. Internet users are setting up more Web sites and using those Web sites to perform commerce and communications on the Internet in greater frequency than ever before.
In terms of type of domains rgistered, the verisign data shows that .Com and .Country continue to be the most preferred domains,while .net is the fourth most popular domain, it accounts for 31 percent of all Web page views and 32 percent of business-to-consumer e-commerce transactions. It also has the largest number of hosts, or machines connected to the Internet. An earlier report indicated that e-commerce was definitely picking up.. Looks like internet centered activity is definitely on the rise and while eBusiness gets measured and tracked, I was wondering who tracks online security breaches and losses in a consistent manner. |
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