The Big 6-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh!

Just weeks after DreamHost could celebrate their 10th anniversary, they can now celebrate another milestone. DreamHost is now hosting more than 600.000 domains according to WebHosting.Info.

600.000 domains hosted by DreamHost

They are thereby continuing their explosive growth and are still adding 600 domains on average every single day.

Top Hosting Companies Worldwide

Looking at the Top Hosting Companies Worldwide DreamHost is now placed as 14th, but more intesting is the fact that only WildWestDomains.com (which is a GoDaddy sister company), Yahoo, and 1&1 really offer web hosting. The rest is either domain sellers, domain parkers or domain squatters.

Is DreamHost really the 4th biggest web host in the World (by number of domains hosted)? Or who is bigger? Anybody got some info on this?

3 Responses to “The Big 6-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh!”

  1. Tim Linden says:

    Pretty cool. So if you look at the blog comments when things go down, and say 50 people complain. That’s only 0.008% LOL

  2. JD says:

    Only if you assume that it’s one domain per person. I’m guessing the average is more like five or ten.

  3. Will says:

    Keep in mind that the way webhosting.info and similar sites compute their stats is biased towards a particular type of host. They mostly seem to base their measurements on domains having a particular set of nameservers.

    There are a lot of big hosts which do a lot of reselling, provide private nameservers to their customers, or do other stuff which webhosting.info (and, to a lesser extent, Netcraft) don’t really account for AFAIK. There are some obvious big companies missing from this list (Verio comes to mind), and it’s mostly because of that. Netcraft’s measurements are a little smarter, but they are also more protective of their data.

    Also keep in mind that number of domains doesn’t necessarily equate with revenue – there are many outfits which are larger in terms of revenue, but smaller in terms of # of hosted domains.