April 13, 2006
Bruce Perens: OpenSourceParking.com
Recently, the domain name registrar GoDaddy, used by many domain resellers, switched its domain parking host from Apache to a Microsoft server. GoDaddy has 4.5 Million parked domains, and this resulted in a 5% market-share shift from Apache to Microsoft IIS in the Netcraft report. Parked sites don't have content, so this is only an "appearance" change. It's said that Microsoft offers the largest domain registrars a lot of money to do this. And of course figures influence managers, whether they are real or not.
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