All-time record of domain registrationsWritten by Hans Peter Oswald
The number of registered domains has reached an all-time high of more than 60 million domain names worldwide.
Figures show that country code Top Level Domains (ccTLDs) are fastest growing market, while general demand for new domains remains strong. The most popular domains are still com-domains. The growth of com-domains is tremendous. Experts think, that growing sale of com-domains reveal a revival of "New Economy". Some experts even argue, that this growth of domain names is an early indicator of persisting economic growth in USA and whole world.
The com-domains remain most popular domain with about a 45 percent market share.
New generic Top Level Domains outside of .com, .net and .org, become increasingly popular, including aero-domains, biz-domains, coop-domains, info-domains, museum-domains, .name-domains and pro-domains.
The net-domain - backbone of the webWritten by Hans Peter Oswald
The net-domain - backbone of web
We do not always realize, that figures are just quantity and can deceive about quality.
In spite of fact, that net-domain is only No. 4 in terms of number of domain names registered, it works as a backbone of web.The net-domains build largest Top Level Domain by number of hosts, or machines connected to Internet. More than 44 percent of name servers use net-domains. We presume, that programmers and other technical experts have a more narrow emotional relationship to .net than to .com. Their sympathy for .net is