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