[policy] When Tech Meets Policy...
fergdawg at netzero.net
Tue Aug 14 00:19:33 UTC 2007
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I was just struck by a couple of statistics:
In January 2007, according to PIR five registrars deleted 1,773,910 domain
names during the grace period and retained 10,862. That same month,
VeriSign reported that among top ten registrars, 95% of all deleted .COM
and .Net domain names were the result of domain tasting.
Having said that, Jay Westerdal mentioned on Sunday that:
Today was the largest Domain Tasting day ever. We recorded over 8 Million
Transactions today. This is a new high. We have never seen 8 Million
transactions on one day before. That would be either an add or delete. Over
99 percent of these transactions are completely free and use the 5 day
grace period to test domain names for traffic before they are purchase for
a long term buy.
Although I'm not sure all of that 8M+ were actual "tasted", it
does represent an astronomical number of registrations.
Just a couple of data points.
- - ferg
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"Fergie", a.k.a. Paul Ferguson
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