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Web Reaches New Milestone: 100 Million Sites
bobothecat




msg:3142543
 6:37 pm on Nov 1, 2006 (gmt 0)

Netcraft, an Internet monitoring company that has tracked Web growth since 1995, 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.

[cnn.com...]

 

donpps




msg:3142617
 7:26 pm on Nov 1, 2006 (gmt 0)

darn .... so many webs so little time

congrats to us?

Fiver




msg:3142624
 7:27 pm on Nov 1, 2006 (gmt 0)

was anyone here among those initial 18000?

all I had in 95 was a tilde account at my university.... which I wish I still had ;)

ecommerceprofit




msg:3142640
 7:39 pm on Nov 1, 2006 (gmt 0)

Yep - I had a dot com domain back in 1995 and making cash on what I sold :-)

koan




msg:3142662
 8:05 pm on Nov 1, 2006 (gmt 0)

In 1995 (or around that time) I had a tilded account too with a site about VRML. It was a decent site (almost an authority) with a lot of inbound links. Over time, and through some stupid accident, I lost that site completly, and I don't use the internet provider that gave me that url anymore. I never had any commercial considerations to doing web sites until 2-3 years ago, when Adsense happened.

Man, I could use that site now for a little bit of SEO shots in the arm.

amznVibe




msg:3142715
 8:51 pm on Nov 1, 2006 (gmt 0)

Ah that explains why when I try to gzip the internet it's perpetually at 99% ;)

Bath, England? Really? Lot's of little facinating things come out of there.

I'm still waiting for Google maps to get higher resolution images for that part of the country so I can see the chalk horse in the hillside :)

[edited by: amznVibe at 8:57 pm (utc) on Nov. 1, 2006]

sem4u




msg:3142804
 10:01 pm on Nov 1, 2006 (gmt 0)

I wonder how many of those sites use Adsense ;)

weeks




msg:3142846
 10:45 pm on Nov 1, 2006 (gmt 0)

Drill down, and the stats are not that impressive. 67,366,432 of the websites are about Britney Spears.

ken_b




msg:3142851
 10:55 pm on Nov 1, 2006 (gmt 0)

...It took until May of 2004 to reach the 50 million milestone; then only 30 more months to hit 100 million, ...

Someone point me to the slow lane please.

xalex




msg:3142865
 11:09 pm on Nov 1, 2006 (gmt 0)

Congrats to the Internet, ahh me!

hannamyluv




msg:3142885
 11:26 pm on Nov 1, 2006 (gmt 0)

Site #100,000,000 belongs to me, just in case anyone was wondering. ;)

jcmoon




msg:3142892
 11:31 pm on Nov 1, 2006 (gmt 0)

... or how many of those sites "with content on them" are spam, splogs, or parked search+advertising pages ...

jtara




msg:3142955
 12:29 am on Nov 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

was anyone here among those initial 18000?

If July 1995 counts, yes.

I'm going to break a rule and post the name, since I don't own it any more and it now belongs to a pretty high-profile organization that we can't avoid linking to... The domain was live.net.

My San Diego Baycam which was on that domain started as a ~ site at a local ISP in 1994, and was if not the first outdoor webcam, certainly one of the first.

[edited by: jtara at 12:36 am (utc) on Nov. 2, 2006]

jessejump




msg:3142961
 12:30 am on Nov 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

Thank you to all the Search Engines. So I can find something.

Webwork




msg:3142964
 12:38 am on Nov 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

That would be 87,378 websites and 99,912,621 clones, yes?

jtara




msg:3142965
 12:39 am on Nov 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

Thank you to all the Search Engines. So I can find something.

When I first downloaded Mosaic, that was not a problem. I think there were about 50 websites!

Now, what search engine is it where you can actually find something? ;)

walkman




msg:3143006
 1:57 am on Nov 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

take adsense out and the numbers will drop to 1 million :)

kevinpate




msg:3143090
 3:33 am on Nov 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

then dump swimsuit, lingerie, politico related and p*rn sites and suddenyl we're down to 10,101? :)

httpwebwitch




msg:3143178
 5:05 am on Nov 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

was anyone here among those initial 18000?

yes. The first few sites I made (in 1995) predate archive.org, which is in internet terms, "prehistoric". At the time, the web was already a huge phenomenon - I guess 18000 would have seemed like a really big number back then.

jtara




msg:3143276
 7:40 am on Nov 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

I just looked-up the first ISP I used in San Diego. Their domain name was registered in 1988. Now THAT'S prehistoric!

My first Internet access was fairly limited. When I lived in Michigan, I installed PPP software on my IBM PC (yes, a *real* IBM PC...) and was able to access the Internet through a dial-up connection to my university. (Though, at the time, anyone with the right software could do this at no cost.) There wasn't any web. I was able to FTP and download software. It was very exciting. Really.

ecommerceprofit




msg:3143372
 9:40 am on Nov 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

jtara - I remember that domain live.net :-) I visited a bunch of times - I forgot why now but there was something interesting there...was cool that it was in San Diego (which was warmer than where I was) - I also liked to visit to look at the technology...

Matt Probert




msg:3143425
 10:54 am on Nov 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

Bath, England? Really? Lot's of little facinating things come out of there.

I'm still waiting for Google maps to get higher resolution images for that part of the country so I can see the chalk horse in the hillside :)

You wait until they process Dorset, particularly Cerne Abbas <BG>

Matt

SlyGuy




msg:3143800
 5:04 pm on Nov 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

I now officially own .00000144% of the entire Interweb.

[edited by: SlyGuy at 5:05 pm (utc) on Nov. 2, 2006]

smells so good




msg:3143830
 5:24 pm on Nov 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

Make that 100 Million and One.

httpwebwitch




msg:3143852
 5:40 pm on Nov 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

update that: 100,000,009 as of this morning

this is a perfect place to keep a running total. Let's do that.

OptiRex




msg:3144144
 9:01 pm on Nov 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

was anyone here among those initial 18000?

Most definitely, had already been constructing sites for 4 years!

I hadn't realised there were that few, there certainly seemed to be plenty of competitiveness in optimisation then.

bobothecat




msg:3144154
 9:05 pm on Nov 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

was anyone here among those initial 18000?

Yep... had several. The best part in those days was being able to register/obtain domain names for free. ;)

Wlauzon




msg:3144577
 5:02 am on Nov 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

I had a personal site domain back then, but never used it. Too bad I did not keep it active, as 3 letter domain names now are just about impossible to get.

But that was just a passing thing, from what I recall about all you had to do to register a name was submit it with a valid address, so I just did it for grins and forgot about it.

I did not register any real ones (ie ones that were actually used) until late 1996 but I think even then there were only like 100k sites. We are still using that one.

kostis




msg:3153829
 9:42 pm on Nov 11, 2006 (gmt 0)

It would be interesting to know the distribution of the 100M sites according to the Pagerank

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