4 October 2004
Domain innovation in 1998 brings 12.5 million users by 2004
In a surprising success story in the popular Russian science journal "Vokrug Sveta" ("Around the Earth"), DataArt is mentioned in an article discussing the most impressive internet domain deals in the past few years.
"It is well known that a good domain name is the major part of an effective internet-business," reports "Vokrug Sveta". "An easy-to-remember URL is half of the success."
In 1998, while performing the portal developing and launching process, DataArt bought the domain mail.ru for only $500. Launched in 1998, Mail.ru has grown significantly, and is now the largest Eastern European portal servicing 12.5 million users.