Domain Boom in Germany: Almost 3 Million Registered Internet Addresses
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[Berlin, GERMANY] By the weekend, over 3 million Internet addresses will be registered in Germany. The 1 million line was only crossed in October 1999. The number of .de domains has thus more than tripled in just 11 months. According to the German central registry for .de domains, DENIC e.G., between 6000 and 10000 new domain names are submitted every day. This is the equivalent of a new .de domain every 10 seconds, as DENIC spokesman Klaus Herzig told de.internet.com.
The operators of the site domain-recht.de have calculated that the domain code .de is now second in the world to .com and its more than 10 million registrations. Florian Huber, domain-recht.de's project leader said, "In no other European country are more new Internet addresses submitted every day. Our neighbors in Austria report 420,000 registered .at domains and the Swiss have 250,000."