On Sun, 24 Nov 2002, Joe Baptista wrote:
where are these statistics from - I cannot believe that more than a few
percent of the net uses non-USG root.
It's much more then that Vint. The last poll I conducted on the dns
showed at least 5%. But that was a few years ago. The 30% comes from
various discussions we had concerning new.net. At the time the internet
had about 300 million users - estimated by various sources and new.net
claimed some 80 million users. The bulk of the argument was held on the
opensrs discussion lists hosted by tucows.
So I have no doubt the estimate of 30% is now very conservative
considering new.net now claims over 156 million users - but i don't know
the user stats for current user population. However I suspect their
market share has grown significantly since the 30% estimates.
So there you have it - new.net is your competition by market share. the
other alt.roots are peanuts in comparison. Now mind you new.net has
purchased the right to be the navigator of record for those 156 million
users. Unlike the USG root system which does not buy the publics
I don't think any source related to new.net regarding this can be treated
Do you have independent estimates or some rough data?
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