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There are 1.9 billion websites are active today.

As we all know the internet is huge and it is growing rapidly, how important is a domain name for the business, every business now has its own website even from small store to big brands. Everyone puts there business online. Even you also want to build website or blog for publishing your thoughts or giving people idea about your business.

Month and Year Number of Websites
January 2017 1,800,047,111
January 2016 906,616,188
January 2015 876,812,666
January 2014 861,379,152

The above table shows active websites until January 2017 and these numbers are increasing every day, every minute and every second.

where can I buy a domain: There is a lot of domain name domain name registration companies such as godaddy.com, hostgator.com, bluehost.com where you can purchase domains at very low cost or free.

Total Number of Domains in the World: Everyone had this question. Even you also think how many domains were purchased by peoples and which is the highest paid domain yet. The total number of the purchased domain in Q1 2017 was approx 330.6 million, this is a huge number. and these millions of domains host 1.8 billion websites together. these are the main domains, Not the subdomains so you can think how much domains are powering the internet. There are various domains which are registered by companies but never used, these domains are just held by these companies or peoples only for fun or some companies bought domains which are similar to them. The best example of this type of domains are Microsoft bought domain MICKROSOFT.COM or Facebook holds the fb.com domain.

Interesting Facts About Domain Names

There is a lot of chemistry in this domains, awesome facts will absolutely blow your mind. SOme domains created history and some domains made records for its bid.

#Fact 1: The Worlds’ first domain was registered as Symbolics.com.

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It was registered on March 15, 1985, to Symbolics Inc., a computer systems company in Cambridge, Mass. It was not the first domain name created, however that title goes to Nordu.net, a Scandinavian research collaboration, which created the domain Jan. 1, 1985.

#Fact 2:  The Nigerian domain extension (.ng) is the most expensive domain name you can register. They cost near about $40,000 a year to register.

#Fact 3: Larry page never wants to register as a google.com, the Original idea for Google domain was Googol.com. At that time Googol.com was not available but google.com was.

#Fact 4: All three-character domains are taken. Three character domains are popular because they are so easy to remember, but registering one is impossible nowadays, or it will cost millions or billions of dollars to buy because all are taken and no one wants to give it at low cost. In 1997 all three letters domains were sold out.

#Fact 5: Mike Mann maintains the record for registering the most domains in one day with an extraordinary 14,962 domains.

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When asked why he bought them he replied “I’m just really greedy. I want to own the world.”

#Fact 6: Cars.com was actually sold for $872 million, making it the world’s most expensive domain name ever sold, after that VacationRentals.com is the most expensive domain that has ever been sold. It was bought for a surprising $35 million in 2007. “The only reason we bought it was so Expedia couldn’t have that URL,”.

#Fact 7: Till 1995 domain name registration were free! In 1995, Network Solutions was granted the authority to start charging for domain names. Domains started at $100 for 2 years of registration and then dropped to $70 in 1997 and today you can buy domains even very low price or free.

#Fact 8: Google.com is worlds most visited domain. After that youtube and facebook hold the 2nd and 3rd rank respectively. You can get here List of Worlds most visited websites in the world.

#Fact 9: Google has bought the shortest possible domain name to make it simpler for Chinese users to find Google and it is g.cn.

#Fact 10: World’s longest domain has 63 characters excluding .com and it is  http://iamtheproudownerofthelongestlongestlongestdomainnameinthisworld.com

#Fact 11: Domain name is older than World wide web, domain names came in 1995.

#Fact 12: Only 10 .com domain was registered in the first year.

#Fact 13: NetworkSolutions was the first private domain registrar, domain name registration is the one who distributes domains. As of now, www.godaddy.com is the world’s largest domain name registrar.

#Fact 14: Google owns Bunch of Misspelled domains such as Gooogle.comGogle.comGooglr.com and more. Google also owns 466453.com

#Fact 15: Near About 300-400 Domains get registered every minute. And it is growing extremely fast.

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