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New Domain Registrations Show Pace of Internet Growth

31.5.2011 by Liz Walker

If you want some indication of the size of the Internet, the number of registered domain names is a good place to start. VeriSign, who help manage the Internet's root DNS servers, reported in the latest Domain Name Industry Brief that over 209.8 million domain names have  now been registered. What is more, the number of domain names being registered is increasing year on year; The first quarter of this 2011 saw a 7.9% increase of new domain registrations on last year. The top level domains of .com and .net domains are the most popular with over 108 million registered…

Calling the Digital Nation

27.5.2011 by Guest

This is a guest post from Andrew Corbett, membership services director, at the UK IT Association - www.ukita.co.uk   Invisible SME IT majority As a member and board director of the UK IT Association for the past 7 years, I…

Happy Birthday YouTube

26.5.2011 by Liz Walker

The global phenomenon, YouTube, celebrated its sixth birthday yesterday. In a message on their blog, YouTube thanked everyone for their support and revealed two amazing stats on the video site's popularity. First they announced that over 48 hours of video…

Microsoft OSG Loves Linux Technologies

23.5.2011 by Liz Walker

You don't expect to hear about Microsoft dedicating an entire section of their company to Open Source projects, and the revelation that they do came as a big surprise to many members of our Linux team. The Open Solutions Group…

Cloud – Latest Hype or Old News?

20.5.2011 by Liz Walker

Several UKFast team members attended the Enterprise Cloud Computing & Virtualisation Conference in London this week. The event was very well-attended, with senior decision makers from a range of large brands highlighting the huge interest in cloud. There were a…