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Q: Number of Web Sites on the Internet ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Number of Web Sites on the Internet
Category: Computers > Internet
Asked by: bstevens-ga
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Posted: 22 Jan 2003 10:32 PST
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Question ID: 147034
Where can I find up-to-date statistics on the number of web sites on a
year to year basis from 1990 to 2003?
Subject: Re: Number of Web Sites on the Internet
Answered By: juggler-ga on 22 Jan 2003 11:02 PST
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Mosaic, the revolutionary browser for viewing web sites, was actually
launched in 1993.

As a result, the data about the number of "web sites" actually began
to be compiled in June 1993. Thus, I'll give you the year-to-year data
for June '93 - June '02, plus January '03.

WWW Growth (Number of web sites):
06/93         130
06/94       2,738
06/95      23,500
06/96     252,000
06/97   1,117,259
06/98   2,410,067
06/99   6,177,453
06/00  17,119,262
06/01  29,302,656
06/02  38,807,788
01/03  35,424,956

Sources: Hobbes Internet Timeline: WWW Growth June 2002 data January 2003 data

If you're interested in the number of "internet hosts" rather than
"web sites," Hobbes Internet Timeline has data beginning in December
1969 when there 4 internet hosts:

search strategy: "number of web sites", 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997,

I hope this helps.
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