Newest/Oldest Domains

Our team is excited to announce a new module we’ve added to the Moonsearch engine. We have studied gathering and classifying domain registration data in a handy way and put it into Top Domains rating.
If it doesn’t sound special first, but just think of the magnitude: we are going to collect, analyse, and provide the data on every single domain’s age, in every single domain zone, and will put the gathered information in an easy-to-use rating available to every Internet user for free.

Expiration Date on MoonSearch

There are domains out there in the Web that are going to expire in a hundred years. There are also some expiring right as you read this. Some of those can have names, history, or longevity that your business might want to posses, if they see that their current owners aren’t going to renew them.

So, to provide you with information on all the domains closest/furthest from their expiration date, the Moonsearch team presents its new Domain Expiration Ranking, which will help you quickly see which domains are closest to their expiration date.

Top Registrars

Greetings, fellow web-explorers!

Our domain analysis tool has just received a new update. From now on Moonsearch provides data about domain registrars gathered into a handy Top Registrars Ranking.

With it, you can find information about most registrars in the Internet, and about the registrar of any site you analyze with Moonsearch. Our team’s goal is to get to the point when we’ll be able to provide data on every registrar on the Web and gather it under Moonsearch’s “Top Registrars” ranking, which is built according to the number of domains registered by each of the registrars and by the corresponding market share they own.

MS-DOS server

Those who are old enough to recall the early mass-production computers still remember black console screens of DOS (Disk Operating Systems), which dominated the IBM PC-compatible world from 1981 until 1995. Primitive by modern standards, yet pretty powerful for that age, these systems were expected to stay in the past, objects of interest for computer paleontologists. So, our team was somewhat shocked when a Moonsearch of the Web’s depths revealed that there are still a few sites running on DOS-operated servers.

We rushed to explore these greybeards, but found only one to be truly run on a CarnegieTech HTTPD/1.5.5 MS-DOS server with a domain created nineteen years ago, on May 22, 1995.

Ranking

Today’s question is simple: can we trust Internet ratings and rankings? Or, to be even more specific: to what extent can we trust internet statistics?

To answer these questions we first need to delve into philosophy and the modern world’s picture. We’ve gotten used to positivist, scientific knowledge, to the idea that everything is measurable and countable. Most people expect that from Internet — a system created by scientists using solid mathematics. According to common perception, it’s supposed to be a system where everything, every single byte, is counted.
The roots of the problem lie in our psychology and our belief in intellectual power and rationality of scientists, mathematicians, programmers.

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