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Web reaches new milestone: 100 million sites

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posted on Nov, 1 2006 @ 11:39 AM
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ATLANTA, Georgia (CNN) -- Are your Web surfing fingers getting tired?

There may be a reason. The Internet services company Netcraft says a mammoth milestone was reached during the month of October.

"There are now 100 million Web sites with domain names and content on them," said Netcraft's Rich Miller.

www.cnn.com...


Wow, The Internet just keeps growing. This is incredible, it has doubled in size in the last 30 months.

There were just 18,000 Web sites when Netcraft, based in Bath, England, began keeping track in August of 1995. It took until May of 2004 to reach the 50 million milestone; then only 30 more months to hit 100 million, late in the month of October 2006.



"When the Web was started, it was started as a mechanism for sharing high energy particle physics data," said Professor Rebecca Grinter of Georgia Tech's College of Computing.

Now wait a second, I thought Al Gore invented the Internet.


Well it looks like the sky is the limit as well as for ATS, which is now one in a 100 million.




posted on Nov, 1 2006 @ 02:27 PM
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Honestly, I thought there would be more than 100 million...

wonder how many porn sites there are...
oh no ... j/k



posted on Nov, 1 2006 @ 02:53 PM
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Originally posted by elevatedone
Honestly, I thought there would be more than 100 million...

wonder how many porn sites there are...
oh no ... j/k


Yeah i thought of the same thing as well.At least we know an estimated number of websites on the internet.


Thanks for the post Hal9000!!!



posted on Nov, 1 2006 @ 03:51 PM
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That's counting only actual domains though, right?

There's also lots of personal sites that aren't domains, but some of which are just as elaborate as domains. Sites on yahoo, aol, lycos, angelfire, and those kinda places must also number in the millions. Not to mention all those myspace profiles!

It's absolutely amazing to see something go from a few thousand to 100 million in the span of around a decade.



posted on Nov, 1 2006 @ 04:18 PM
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No wonder why I cant find anything usefull.


I wonder how many of those 100,000,000 are porn sites...

They seem to pop up when you least edspect it.



posted on Nov, 1 2006 @ 09:10 PM
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So the first thing that comes to mind is porn?

Now I think the hot market is probably online gambling. Porn has just about tapped out I think, except for you guys.


That reminds me about what a friend once said years ago when I said I had an internet connection. She thought the internet was only good for dating services.



Originally posted by Djarums
That's counting only actual domains though, right?

I think your right, if you include all those personal sites it is a lot more than 100 mil.



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