VeriSign, under the contract with ICANN, registers the largest public domain. СOM and .NET, presented a report on the registration of domain names for the second quarter of this year. The number of domains registered worldwide has reached 64.5 million, which is 7% more than at the end of 2003.
The number of new registered domain names for the second quarter of 2004 was 4.6 million; compared with the first quarter, an increase of 2.5%. VeriSign noted that the growth rate of the number of domain registrations last reached this level in the late 90s during the boom of dot-coms. Continue reading
Due to the recent acquisition by Microsoft of the most famous in the world, the most popular Skype web-telephony system, experts are now beginning to express some concerns that such services may well become paid, and users will have to pay for the most common communication.
This transaction has become the largest for Microsoft in the past three years. Recall, before that, in 2007, the acquisition of aQuantive, an online American advertising company, had already taken place. It is reported that Microsoft spent approximately $ 6.30 billion on this purchase. However, unlike aQuantive, the IP-telephony system cost the corporation an even greater amount – namely, $ 8.50 billion. Continue reading