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Domain names reach a record 63 million, VeriSign reports
Over 72% of today`s domain names now lead to an actual web site
hannamyluv

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Msg#: 2016 posted 12:47 pm on Jun 9, 2004 (gmt 0)

Short article but thought I would share with the class.

[internetretailer.com...]

 

chadmg

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Msg#: 2016 posted 12:58 pm on Jun 9, 2004 (gmt 0)

Over 72% of today`s domain names now lead to an actual web site

This can't be true. Their definition of actual web sites must be pretty low on the standards scale. I would guess at least 50% of those 63 million are affiliate, under construction, or coming soon "web sites."

Brett_Tabke

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Msg#: 2016 posted 9:59 pm on Jun 9, 2004 (gmt 0)

Or, "this domain for sale" redirects that are hosted by the domain registrar.

TinkyWinky

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Msg#: 2016 posted 10:09 pm on Jun 9, 2004 (gmt 0)

Based on my trying to find a new domain... about 75% are probably squatted

fidibidabah

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Msg#: 2016 posted 12:16 am on Jun 10, 2004 (gmt 0)

Sqatting is a bad term, but I do agree a lot of people/companies buy things up in bulk.

Amazingly enough, with my last 3 projects, I've had no problems buying .com domains.

I guess there are just THAT many combinations out there.

blaze

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Msg#: 2016 posted 12:26 am on Jun 10, 2004 (gmt 0)

So I guess that means it's a 300-1800 million dollar market.

Wonder what the average yearly registration fee is?

Wish it was priced like gas and it was revenue neutral, just a loss leader for the other services..

By the way the home page doesn't seem to be properly redirecting to this thread..

Teknorat

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Msg#: 2016 posted 12:57 am on Jun 10, 2004 (gmt 0)

Over 72% of today`s domain names now lead to an actual web site

They're kidding right? I've never heard such an obviously wrong statistic before.

blaze

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Msg#: 2016 posted 1:00 am on Jun 10, 2004 (gmt 0)

I'm actually surprised it's so low..

conroy

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Msg#: 2016 posted 1:30 am on Jun 10, 2004 (gmt 0)

I'm actually surprised it's so low..

If you count redirects, parked pages, "coming soon", then yes. Almost every domain name has something like that now.

Otherwise it is off by a significant amount.

gopi

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Msg#: 2016 posted 2:44 am on Jun 10, 2004 (gmt 0)

So how many of this domains have more than 3 hypens :)

adfree

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Msg#: 2016 posted 6:12 am on Jun 10, 2004 (gmt 0)

all-great-dotcom-names-gone.com

Swash

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Msg#: 2016 posted 7:51 am on Jun 10, 2004 (gmt 0)

all-great-dotcom-names-gone.com

surely-you-cant-be-serious.biz

papamaku

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Msg#: 2016 posted 8:20 am on Jun 10, 2004 (gmt 0)

The figure of 63 million - does this include all country domains? Verisign will have data for .com .net .org etc, but how do they get the numbers for all the independant country registrars? - counting domains in dns?

eWhisper

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Msg#: 2016 posted 3:37 pm on Jun 10, 2004 (gmt 0)

Same info, longer article with some other details:

[internetnews.com...]

cabbagehead

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Msg#: 2016 posted 7:37 pm on Jun 12, 2004 (gmt 0)

Sounds like another year or so and it'll be a good time to start selling of my the names I've been aquiring during the recession. :)

roRisc

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Msg#: 2016 posted 2:10 am on Jun 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

that must be false! I have 4 domain names for one small site... and I don't think I'm alone here.

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