Clearly plenty of people believe the Internet has potential. That’s obvious from the latest Netcraft survey which reveals there are now more than 100 million domains listed on the Web. However, the survey also shows that the vast majority of those (around 60%) are inactive. Over 60 million domain names have been bought but have yet to be turned into active web sites. Either people are buying the names in the hope they will use them one day, or they are buying them and have yet to get around to do anything with them. Possibly, with that many unused domain names around, people have even forgotten they own them. But it’s a curious survey isn’t it? Why do so many domain names get bought, yet are not turned into web sites? Laziness? Forgetfulness? Too busy to do anything with them? Who knows.
Graham Jones is an Internet Psychologist who studies the way people use the online world, in particular how people engage with businesses. He uses this knowledge to help companies improve their online connections to their customers and potential customers and offers consultancy, workshops, masterclasses and webinars. He also speaks regularly at conferences and business events. Graham is an award-winning writer and the author of 32 books, several of which are about various aspects of the Internet. For more information connect with me on Google+