Cable & Wireless plans to exit the US hosting market and has been trying to sell operations that include at least 12 data centers. C&W had no specific comment yesterday on reports that the company's US operations will shortly file Chapter 11, a possibility it acknowledged in June, saying it would "consider all options" for disposing of the assets it purchased from Exodus Communications and Digital Island.Continue reading
Documents written by the British pioneer are being cited by The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) in urging US officials to invalidate a controversial patent which could cover key Web functionality, including the Internet Explorer web browser and several tags in the HTML standard.
The patent in question is held by the University of California and licensed to Eolas Technologies, which in August won a $521 million court judgment against Microsoft after a jury found that the Internet Explorer browser infringed the UC/Eolas patent.Continue reading
Many businesses in the UK are receiving mails asking them to re-register their details with yellovvpages.com. Yellow Pages, operated by Yell, is one of the UK's main telephone and business directories. www.yellovvpages.com with two 'v's is not connected with Yell, or a US business called Yellow Pages.Continue reading
In the November 2003 survey we received responses from 44,946,965 sites.
Apache has a significant percentage gain this month as register.com, a leading domain registrar with a domain parking system serving responses for over one million domains eliminated its Windows front end, and reverted to Linux and Apache which it ran previously. Barely weeks ago its largest rival, Network Solutions made a similar switch from Microsoft-IIS back to SunOne, nee Netscape-Enterprise, for its own domain parking system.
During 2001 and the first half of 2002 several companies hosting very large numbers of hostnames including Webjump, Namezero, Homestead, register.com and Network Solutions migrated to Microsoft-IIS. Subsequently these businesses have either failed, significantly changed their business model, or reverted to their previous platform, and Microsoft-IIS share is now in line with its long term pre-summer 2001 level of around 20%.
|Developer||October 2003||Percent||November 2003||Percent||Change|
|Top Hosting Providers By Growth in Hostnames, Sept 03 to October 03|
|Hoster Parent||Sep 03||Oct 03||Growth||% Growth||Primary
|1&1 Internet AG||3,293,408||3,443,442||150,034||4.6%||Europe|
|IP Exchange GmbH||57,242||128,835||71,593||125.1%||Europe|
The massive 1&1 Internet AG continues to gain the largest number of hostnames (+151K), followed by GoDaddy (+93.5K), which launched a new shared hosting service in August, IP Exchange GmBH (+71.6K) and EV1Servers.Net (50.6K).Continue reading