With the world economy in a pervasive funk, it’s worth noting that the internet continues to grow. Both in terms of TLD’s and traffic, exponential increases continue. Even with artificial bandwidth limits, this demonstrates people want to interact, learn and do more business online.
According to the latest Domain Name Industry Brief from VeriSign, the total base of registered Top-Level Domain Names (TLDs) grew in 2009.
VeriSign reported that in 2009, the base of TLDs expanded by 15 million domains names to a total of 192 million domain registration across all TLDs. (internet news)
The online marketplace wants to grow. Not even outrageous prices and stagnant bandwidth imposed by a duopoly can impede it. Imagine a free market with gigabit connections at priced lower than the megabit connections we have.