VeriSign Inc. just issued its Quarterly Domain Report, showing that more than 4.7 million new domain names were registered during the first quarter of 2004. This is nothing but the highest quarterly figure for new domain registrations in the (short) history of the Internet.
There are now 63 millions domain names (40% registered in ccTLDs). As the New-York Times wrote: Domain names are big again (by Bob Tedeschi, March 1, 2004).
[UPDATE: Link to the report itself]