Hurricane Electric Named One of the Fastest Growing Large Hosting Companies
Fremont, California - January 22, 2004 - Hurricane Electric, a leading Technical Service Provider, was named one of the Fastest Growing Large Hosting Companies in 2003 by Netcraft, a respected provider of research data and analysis on many aspects of the Internet including market share, hosting providers, and Internet Service Providers (ISP's).

Hurricane Electric ranked first in the U.S. and second worldwide on Netcraft's list of Top Hosting Companies based upon Percentage Growth of Hosting Names in 2003. Hurricane Electric's number of hosting names grew a dramatic 199% over the last year, from 64,955 hosting names in December 2002, to an impressive 194,097 in December 2003. Netcraft attested this growth to Hurricane Electric's successful growth strategy in the colocation market, as well as its ability to grow organically as opposed to numerous acquisitions during continued industry consolidation in 2003. The full article can be read at

"The growth we experienced in 2003 was nothing short of stellar. The surge in hosting names is in large part due to new client referrals from existing clients and is a testament to our service, and support team," said Benny Ng, Director of Marketing at Hurricane Electric.

"We are in tune with our customers. During the second half of 2003 we introduced a number of Special Offers that were wildly popular. We intend to continue listening to our customers and serving them in the coming year," added Ng.

Hrricane Electric's Global OC48 network, ranking among the top in the world, also experienced explosive growth. During 2003, Hurricane Electric upgraded numerous exchange points and added four new exchanges to its self-healing network. Hurricane Electric customers benefited from the upgrades by experiencing more capacity, increased reliability and faster throughput. The added exchange points created redundancies to Hurricane Electric's global network and shortened packet routes to hundreds of other networks.

"This a dynamic time for Hurricane Electric; we are experiencing rapid growth. The plan is to continue the momentum into 2004 and build upon it," said Mike Leber, Hurricane Electric president.

Those interested in acquiring more information about Hurricane Electric can do so by emailing or by calling 510.580.4100.

About Hurricane Electric
Hurricane Electric is a Business TSP (Technical Service Provider) specializing in Colocation, Dedicated Servers, Direct Internet Connections, and Web Hosting. Hurricane Electric operates its own global network, running multiple OC48s and Gigabit Ethernet. Check out to find out more information about Hurricane Electric.

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