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Last Updated April 23, 2008
Copyright 1998-2008,
ZookNIC Inc.

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gTLD domains return to 2001 levels

Lexington, KY – August 25, 2003

Zooknic (www.zooknic.com) reports that on August 21, 2003 the total number of .com, .net and .org domain names returned to the high mark of 30.7 million recorded back in October 2001.  Domain names declined dramatically during the first two quarters of 2002 shrinking by 3.6 million registrations.  July 2002 marked the first sustained month of positive growth and domain names and over the course of the next 13 months total com/net/org registrations grew an average of 250,000 a month.

Please refer to our domain counts page for further updates and details.

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Zooknic (www.zooknic.com) provides timely and accurate analysis on the use and diffusion of the Internet and domain names. It was established in 1998 by Matthew Zook, Ph.D, and serves as a base for academic and economic analysis. These figures are based on Zooknic’s ongoing analysis of the root zone files that form the foundation of the domain name systems. Market share is estimated using a random sampling technique and is subject to a margin of error.

Contact:

Matthew Zook, Ph.D.
zook@zooknic.com