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Sedo has just brokered the sale of the domain name fly.com for $1,760,000.
A press release from Travelzoo who purchased fly com can be found here

Sedo has also just held an online auction for top.com The winning bid was 357,500 euro’s ($458,000)

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The Moniker Live Auction in Holywood as just sold $604,700* of domain names. 

.. 20000 errors.com
…. 3500 smokin.com
…. 1000 vote.info
…. 1500 heatingequipment.com
…. 3500 rumours.com
…. 5000 europe.travel
…. 5000 laptopskins.com
…. 1500 famouschefs.com
.. 15000 antidepressant.com
.. 10000 contact.me
…. 7500 petbirds.com
…. 5000 devotion.com
…. 3000 free.travel
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How big is the internet survey

 
How big is the Internet? Is a question which is often asked. There isn’t a single answer but there are lots of measures which give a feel for the scale of things out there.  Pingdom, have an interesting blog post which draws together quite a few statistics that measure the size of the Internet in differnet ways, Things like

  • How many emails are sent around the world?
  • How many websites are there in the world?
  • How many web servers are there?
  • How many domain names are there?
  • How many users are there?  And where are those users?

The Pingdom summary of internet statistics from various sources provides some very interesting stats. While over at Physorg.com there is a more theoretical look at Internet growth.

YouTube has created two central hubs for every member of Congress and every member of the Senate. The new hub pages include a map of the United States which allows users to quickly access video from both senators and representatives.

The YouTube House Channel   The You Tube Senate Channel

The latest Nielsen Online report (.pdf) shows the most popular online retailers for the Q4, 2008 Christmas period (October to December) in the UK,  and how they and the key online retail sectors fared compared to Christmas 2007.

The top 10 Online retailers as ranked by Nielsen Online together with their Year on Year (2007 to 2008) Growth percentages are

1   Amazon ……………… 18%
2   Argos…………………… 32%
3   Tesco…………………… 15%
4   Play.com……………… 35%
5   Marks & Spencer… 46%
6   Littlewoods ………… 66%
7   Currys ………………… 35%
8   ASDA …………………… 53%
9   John Lewis  ………… 31%
10 Next  …………………… 38%