Internet Retailer: Domain names reach a record 63 million, VeriSign reports
Domain names have proliferated to the extent that there is a domain name for every 100 people on earth. Lest people think that the heyday of domain prospecting, with speculators registering names in greedy hopes that someone would come along and buy them doesn't seem to be dead. VeriSign reports that 2004's first quarter broke a record, with 4.7 domain names added to make for a total of 63 million.
In an interesting observation, 11 billion addresses were resolved per day in that same quarter, giving a rough outer estimate of the current potential supply of Internet media.