70 Million Domain Names and Growing

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Today there over 70 million registered Internet domain names across the globe, according to Dotster, Inc., a leading provider of Internet domain name and hosting services.

According to the most recent Verisign reports, 8.5 million new domains registered were registered in the 3rd quarter of 2005, a 33% increase from 3rd quarter 2004 and a 94% increase from 3rd quarter 2003. Internet use worldwide reached the landmark number of 1 billion users in the 3rd quarter of 2005.

“While some may have the perception that all the good domain names are gone, the reality is that what we are seeing today is only the frost on the tip of the iceberg,” says Kilroy.  “It’s still very much a buyer’s market as far as online real estate goes.  Years from now, those who have purchased and registered domain names today – whether for business or personal use -- will look back at this time period as a golden opportunity to acquire the domain name of their choice and put their e-stake in the ground.”

By the way, Dotster is running a 99 cent domain sale - get one domain for 99 cents with any non-domain purchase over $6.99.

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