But that huge block of hostnames doesn't equate to nearly that many accounts. Over 161K of those hostnames belong to Fabulous.com, and 60K to Domain Active. At the time of auction, C&W's 1,00 hosting customers included General Electric, Starbucks, Office Max, CBS Sportsline and Slashdot.
Go Daddy added more than 106k hostnames last month, surpassing Tect AG (formerly Strato) to become the second-largest provider, as measured by hostnames. Also moving up on the list was EV1Servers, which had a net gain of 36k to move past MCI into eighth place overall with 779k.
Digital Forest (Forest.net) also has a record month gaining over 61K hostnames on Windows Server 2003, with 43K moving from Ethernext. At the other end of the spectrum was The Planet which grew by over 62.6K hostnames last month, with a large influx of customers from competing hosting companies. The Dallas provider had a net gain of at least 1K hostnames from seven competitors - including EV1Servers (7.2K hostnames), BurstNet (6.9K), Onecall.net (3K), Pegasus Web Tech (1,3K), Hostway (1.3K), Managed.com (1.2K) and NetAccess (1.1K).
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