Saturday, April 21, 2007

How Internet Domains Are Used

In the latest issue of Computerworld, there is an interesting article regarding the stresses that the current domain name system is under. The following breakdown of how domain names are being used is insightful (if accurate):

  • 49% are "parked" on other Web sites, such as pay-per-click ad portals

  • 31% have been developed as functional Web sites by their owners

  • 5% are used to manage affiliate marketing and advertising services

  • 5% are setup to redirect traffic to other Web sites

  • 10% are used for unspecified "other" purposes