Chris mentions looking at on Alexa. So, I had to look at a few sites...

  • (great site -- you should... oh, you've heard of it)
    • Traffic Rank for 2,815 (down114)
    • Speed:  Fast (73% of sites are slower), Avg Load Time: 1.0 Seconds
    • Traffic Rank for 10 (down1)
    • Speed:  Slow (77% of sites are faster), Avg Load Time: 2.8 Seconds

No conclusion, just interesting/fun to browse.

Oh, I found this interesting as well (via Boing Boing). See for some better rates:

Sun, Dec 28, 1995

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* Your own unique WWW address (e.g.!
* 1 mail account (e.g.!
* 3Mb storage space! More than enough for a modern information service.
* Unlimited FTP updates and transfers.
* 30 day money-back guarantee and no minimum contract.
* FULL customer technical support during normal office hours!
* Page Design, graphic design, and html authoring and cgi scripting is available from $50 to $125 per hour, domain name registration and maintenance is $100 per year.

TTFN - Kent