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How many top-level domains are there now? 300? 500? No, it's 1,000
Back in March 2009, there were "only" 280 top-level domains in existence – most of them so-called "country code" domains like the United Kingdom's .uk or Germany's .de. Of that 280, 248 were ccTLDs.
That situation has now been turned on its head and the previous 20 "generic" top-level domains - which include the most-famous .com TLD as well as .org, .net, .info and so on - are now 712 large.
Where country-code domains were once 89 per cent of the internet's namespace, they are now just 29 per cent.