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June 22, 2011

The State of the Domain Naming Industry

New Registration Growth
Source: Zooknic, April 2011; Verisign, May 2011; ICANN Monthly Reports
Total Domain Name Registrations
Source: Zooknic, April 2011; Verisign, May 2011

The first quarter of 2011 closed with a base of more than 209.8 million domain name registrations across all Top Level Domains (TLDs), an increase of 4.5 million domain names, or 2.2 percent over the fourth quarter.

Registrations have grown by 15.3 million, or 7.9 percent over the past year. The base of Country Code Top Level Domains (ccTLDs) was 81.7 million domain names, a 2.1 percent increase quarter over quarter, and a 5.1 percent increase year over year.

The .com and .net TLDs experienced aggregate growth in the first quarter, surpassing a combined total of 108 million names. New .com and .net registrations totaled 8.3 million during the quarter. This is a 9.2 percent increase year over year in new registrations, and 2.7 percent increase from the fourth quarter.

The order of the top TLDs in terms of zone size changed compared to the fourth quarter, as .uk (United Kingdom) moved from fifth to fourth largest TLD, dropping .org from fourth to fifth. Also, .cn (China) dropped from seventh to ninth largest which allowed .nl (Netherlands) and .eu (European Union) to move up one spot each to seventh and eighth largest, respectively. The largest TLDs in terms of base size were, in order, .com, .de (Germany), .net, .uk, .org, .info, .nl, .eu, .cn and .ru (Russian Federation).


Among the 20 largest ccTLDs, the Netherlands, Brazil, Italy, Australia, France, the United States and Canada each exceeded 4 percent quarter over quarter growth. Last quarter, four of the top 20 exceeded the same threshold. Australia and Canada were the only top 20 ccTLDs exceeding 20 percent year over year growth. Last quarter, four of the top 20 exceeded this threshold. There are more than 240 ccTLD extensions globally, with the top 10 ccTLDs comprising 61 percent of all registrations.

June 20, 2011

Beautiful People WebSite " gets Invaded by " Ugly Earthlings"

Beautiful people Facebook  Growth Chart
Beautiful people Facebook Statistics

It was meant to be a dating website exclusively for the use of "beautiful men and women", where members ruthlessly selected and excluded those who did not match their definitions of good looks.

Members of must traditionally pass a strict ''rating'' stage where existing users vote on whether someone is attractive enough to be accepted into the online community.
But this screening process was brought down last month, allowing anyone to join, regardless of their looks. 

But last month when was attacked by a computer virus, some claim standards slipped and around 30,000 new members gained admittance. Now, in a move which has made those rejected "apoplectic" with rage, they have been unceremoniously booted off at a financial cost of more than $100,000 (£62,000) to the site's operators.

The brutal axing of the 30,000 hopefuls is not the site's first brush with controversy. Last year, about 5,000 members were removed from the site after they  got overweight  during the Christmas period.
This month, the website triggered anger in Ireland when it said that Irish men were among the ugliest in the world. This was based on the reasoning that only 9% of male Irish applicants to the site were accepted. Only 20% of Irish women are accepted, compared with nearly 70% of Swedish women who sign up.The 'elite dating site for beautiful people only', went live across the globe on 26 October this year. Over the past two weeks, the site has rejected nearly 1.8 million people from 190 countries.

We have to stick to our founding principles of only accepting beautiful people – that's what our members have paid for," said Greg Hodge, managing director of "We can't just sweep 30,000 ugly people under the carpet."
The prospects are even worse for British men.On average one in seven people are rejected from the site which has around 700,000 members in 190 countries.According to  website ,Norwegian women and Swedish men have the greatest chance of being accepted into the club, while Brazilian and Danish men are also popular – along with women from Sweden and Iceland

The virus was quickly named Shrek – after the animated film about how looks should not matter – as it attacked the software used to screen potential members. A helpline has now been set up with counsellors on hand to help the distressed rejects from the site.

The website boasts that "beauty lies in the eyes of the voter" who are able to rank aspiring members on a type of traffic light scale where red is "absolutely not" and bright green is "beautiful" The site posts applicants' photographs alongside information about their weight and height and ask candidates to describe their "body type.

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