There are 184 Million Active Registered Domains on the Internet [DYK]

, there are 184 million registered domains on the Internet? As of the third quarter of 2009, there are 184 million active domains, taking the total all-time registered domains close to half a billion.


.com domains are the most popular, with 83 million active domains, followed by .net with 12 million registrations. Other popular TLDs include .org, .us, .biz, .ch, uk and .de. Regional China domains (.ch), are the most registered amongst regional country based domains. Considering that ICANN has now approved non-Latin domain names, you can expect this number of registered domains to balloon very shortly.

Another interesting fact is that, almost 70,000 new domains are registered everyday. In addition to that, there are a total of more than 3 billion registered IP addresses across the world.

Statistics for the above Did you know fact has been collected from Domain Tools Internet Statistics page and the Domain Name Industry Brief from VeriSign.

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  • Bob Lawrason

    Knowing how many registered websites in the world is good data. I get my ranking at Alexa and can see how my web site is doing with these 2 data. Alexa rates my web site also for the USA where I get 85% of my traffic from. How do I get the data of how many web sites are registered in the USA so I can get a better idea how my site is doing in that regard?