EtherNext and ServInt each posted their second straight month of strong growth. Miami’s Ethernext has grown to 49K this month, with more than 38K of those hostnames switching from Affinity Internet. ServInt, based in Northern Virginia, has surged from 15K in October to 53K, gaining more than 33K hostnames from Interland over the past two months. Both gains are down to one customer at each hoster moving a large number of hostnames.
Other notable trends saw the new American unit of 1&1 Internet add another 9.4K hostnames with its offer of three years of free hosting, while MCI and Cable & Wireless showed growth despite having operating units in Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Meanwhile, EV1Servers had a net loss of 4.4K hostnames, its second consecutive month of decline after experiencing meteoric growth for most of 2003.
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