Internet explosion


  • Anonymous


The National Science Foundation (NSF) has announced that demand for Internet adresses, known as domain names, has exceeded NSF's ability to continue completely funding the service. NSF originally funded the service for the benefit of the research and academic community, but today less than 3% of domain names are higher education (.edu) or government (.gov). Most domain names are registered by commercial users (.com). In the spring of 1993, new domains were being registered at the rate of 400 per month. In October 1994, registrations reached 2,000 per month. By the end of 1995, registrations are expected to exceed 20,000 per month. This demand has created up to a 5-week delay in registering new domain names.