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Obscure Top-Level Domains

The Most Obscure Top Level Domains We all know is the most popular TLD, but what about the least popular? What about the TLDS that no one ever uses, can't use, and never will use? And how many pages has Google indexed for the North Korean country code domain? 25,340,000,000 20 billion Pages indexed by Google 10,340,000,000 10 billion 10 .gw -yt .mh .kp .net .com ZOOM: Tens of thousands of .com domains are registered every day. And tens of thousands every day are deleted or 1: 1,000,000,000 transferred. There is massive churn. There are over 90 million registered .com domains in the world. .sj: Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands gw: Guinea-Bissau yt: Mayotte .mh: Marshall Islands .kp: DPRK [North Korea] There are over 200 million registered domain names. That number is growing 7% year over year. Country code TLDS represent some 79.2 million of the total, but are growing more slowly than the larger domain market, up only 2.4% year over year. Sources: Growth Comparison: The world of domains is not stagnant, and any of the tiny TLDS that we listed above could each become big. Check out the following two top level domains that have exploded in the last few years: Google web search, Dec 26th, 2010 &version=live&prid%3D691769&releasejsp =custom 97 .mobi [mobile] ► From 37 in 2006 to 154,000,000 .iq [Iraq] ► From 133 in 2006 to 805,000 Infographic Design: Michael Paukner, substudio*com

Obscure Top-Level Domains

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A domain is basically the suffix of a web address or URL. The most popular one we see today is .com. This is what is called a top-level domain. Others include .net and .edu. However, there are some TL...


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