OpenSRS Releases Web Hosting Industry Survey Results

Aug 26, 2008

Tucows Inc., provider of Internet services to web hosting companies and ISPs worldwide, announced the results of an industry survey conducted by its reseller services group OpenSRS at the HostingCon 2008 conference in Chicago last month. Survey findings revealed resellers of email and domain names are missing significant business opportunities to tap into social network users. Of the respondents, 60 percent have their own blog or personal web site, and nearly three-fourths use social networks like Facebook, Flickr, YouTube, Twitter, and FriendFeed to share information with friends and family. Despite the majority of people using social networking services, 81percent of the respondents in the web hosting industry do not believe these "Web 2.0" or functional-hosting businesses could hurt their business. Other results of the survey revealed that 73 percent of all domain name resellers enjoy working with their provider.