Cloudflares, the internet’s largest domain name registrar, is facing a surge in traffic and users, according to its chief executive.
In a blog post, Cloudflare chief executive Dan Schulman said traffic from the internet grew 5 percent in the first quarter of 2017, the fastest growth in the industry.
That growth came as a result of a $250 million investment by Google to build out its own cloud hosting infrastructure.
Schulman, who is also the CEO of Expedia, said Cloudflared traffic jumped by 30 percent in Q1 2017, and by 30.5 percent for the quarter as a whole.
The growth was largely driven by increased interest in cloud hosting, he said.
Schulmans blog post included a link to a study from Technomic showing that the number of users of the web hosting service jumped by more than 50 percent from the first half of 2017 to the second half.
That’s a lot of people using Cloudflas infrastructure, which Schulmen said is an indication of the growth in demand for hosting in the cloud.
Cloudflash, Schulms blog post said, has more than 100 million users and about 500 million domains.
Schuillman said CloudFlare is “a bit of an underdog” when it comes to hosting in a time of cloud infrastructure and the rise of the cloud storage industry.
He pointed to the company’s new offering, Web Hosting Plus, which includes more than 150 million domains and offers the option to rent out virtual servers, which make up a growing portion of Cloudflaste’s business.
Scholman also said CloudFLare has been working to increase the quality of its customer service and improve its customer experience.
He said Cloud Flares “finally has a robust customer support team” that “helps us with customer issues and help us build our community.”
Schulmans post didn’t mention the recent cyberattack on the website of a Texas-based company called Techstars that stole information about more than 800,000 customers and took control of their computers.
Schulzman said he hopes the Cybersecurity Incident Response Team will work with companies that were affected by the attack to determine how to make sure their systems aren’t vulnerable to a similar attack.