Wednesday, June 09, 2004

[Tech] Domain Name Sales Hit Record High: "A record 4.7 million Internet addresses were sold in the first three months of 2004, bringing the total number of registered addresses to a new high of 62.9 million, according to a study released today by Mountain View, Calif.-based VeriSign Inc. The report attributed the spike in domain-name sales to growing Internet usage in Europe and Asia, as well as a rebounding U.S. economy ... The growing demand for domain names was fueled in part by the new availability of Internet addresses that use Arabic, Chinese and Russian characters."

Hmm... I don't think I've ever seen a non-English domain name. I'd also be interested in seeing how many of these domain names are active, how many are squatters and how many are just duplicates and variations.