One month – 50,000 domains (WOW!)

Its been less than a month since I wrote about how we had just reached the 600,000th domain that we were hosting. Now, not quite 30 days later we are a day or two away from 650,000! That is a crazy figure. It doesn’t mean we just added 50,000 domains, that is the number that we have grown by. That includes attrition from customers that didn’t renew or went to another hosting company (Why would anyone ever do that :) ) That is simply an amazing number of new customers coming on board.

I remember talking with some others in the hosting industry in late July musing on the possibilities of what we could accomplish growth wise in the next twelve months. I thought we could accomplish a 50% growth rate in new signups over the next twelve months. Well here it is 4 months later and we have already increased our signup rate by 40%. That gives me 8 months to increase another 10%! Come on, I can go to every Jazz game, watch all my Prison Break episodes, 24 episdoes, Smallville, and even Desperate Housewives and get 10% by January?

Joking aside, things really are good on the growth side, and this week we will have announcements going out over email to all our users of some cool technical advances we have at Bluehost and Hostmonster and some of the new services that will affect our customer base in the future. Thanks again for sticking with us and for all you do!

Matt Heaton

14 Responses to “One month – 50,000 domains (WOW!)”

  1. Tom Clarke says:

    Hi Matt, I’m sorry this is somewhat off topic but I just wanted to say that I’m pretty unhappy about having all my domains moved to auto-renew without any warning. I’d already decided which of my domains I wanted to renew automatically and frankly, if other users don’t pay attention to the emails they receive from BH, they deserve to foot the bill for reclaiming expired domains. This was, in my opinion, a bad move.

  2. Daniel W. says:

    Hi Matt,

    congrats on the explosive growth. Keep up the good work!!! Also, special greeting to you from Germany.

    Best,
    Daniel

  3. Timur says:

    Respect, what a great success. 50.000 Domains in one Month!?! WOW.

  4. Angel says:

    Congratulations Matt, I always say that the quality it´s the answert.

  5. Marisa says:

    Excellent! Despite your growth, I’m still get top notch tech support when I call. That’s why I’m still here.

  6. Hypotheek says:

    Congratulations Matt,

    I think if you are doing a great job you get the reward sometimes. As the rest of the comments i think you keep up the good work despite the growth.

  7. have to say… good hosting grow real fast.
    650,000 domains mark is very impressive..

    hope you breaking 700,000 in short coming month(s).
    :) Bravo!

  8. cosbeta says:

    yes,bluehost is the best host I think, and I will introduce more clients to you

  9. Tim White says:

    Hey Matt,

    I am a long-time Go Daddy customer and found you guys via WordPress. We have plans to add 500+ blogs in 2008 and as long as you guys keep up the great work, we’ll be hosting all of the with you.

    Best,
    Tim

  10. Simon says:

    Well, I’m one of thoose 50,000 customers and the services is great! :)

  11. Mike Sch. says:

    Damn!! 50.000 in only 1 month?!
    This is great!
    Congratulations!

  12. S Watson says:

    50,000 in 1 month is awesome numbers. Keep up the good work.

  13. Jakk Bloggs says:

    I am one of those 50,000 customers and the service is great :). It’ll be more soon me thinks

  14. catalonia says:

    that’s an impressive amount of domains, competing with the big boys at last!

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