Domain Name Buying Rebounds

Registration of new domain names rebounded in the first quarter of 2009 after four consecutive quarters of decline, according to VeriSign.

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Did the domain name business just see a bounce? Registration of new domain names rebounded in the first quarter of 2009 after four consecutive quarters of decline. Most significantly, there was a 17 percent jump in the registration of .com and .net domains, which are the best barometers of domain purchases for business use.  

Does this reflect optimism among businesses starting web sites? That's certainly part of the reason, but there are other factors in the mix, according to VeriSign, which issued the data in its quarterly Domain Name Industry Brief. VeriSign says the first quarter is typically the strongest period for domain name sales. 

Hmmmm ... must be the impact of all those Go Daddy Super Bowl ads.

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