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Q: Live Websites in the UK ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Subject: Live Websites in the UK
Category: Computers > Internet
Asked by: johnconners-ga
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Posted: 11 Nov 2006 02:20 PST
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Question ID: 781825
I need approximate figures for the total number of live websites that
are hosted in the UK with a domain extenstion?
Subject: Re: Live Websites in the UK
Answered By: rainbow-ga on 11 Nov 2006 06:45 PST
Hi johnconners,

According to Nominet, the Internet registry for .uk domain names,
there are approximately 3 million active .uk websites, of which, 2.5
million are websites.

May 24 2006
"Nominet, the .uk domain name registry, is celebrating reaching the
five million mark for .uk domain name registrations. The landmark
registration,, was registered by Watermatics
Ltd, an irrigation company based in Hertfordshire.

When founded in 1996, Nominet registered 2,000 .uk registrations in
its first month of operation. Now the world's fourth largest Internet
registry, it handles 144,000 registrations, equivalent to the
population of its hometown Oxford, every month. 57 per cent of domain
names registered are associated with a live website, which means that
there are almost 3 million active .uk websites online."
.uk registrations hit 5 million mark

There are 85.6 million domain names on the web of which:
- 40 million are .com
- 9 million are .de 
- 5.5 million are .net
- 4.5 million are 
- 3 million are .org

Therefore, according to Nominet, 57% of .uk domain names are live,
approximately 2.5 million are live websites.

These Second Level Domain statistics may interest you:

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"number of websites" uk 
"number of UK websites" domain statistics million

I hope this is helpful. If you have any questions regarding my answer
please don?t hesitate to ask before rating.

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