For the first time ever, the number of websites on the Internet has gone above one billion and continues to grow.
The statistics updated in real time by online tracker Internet Live Stats claim that over a billion companies and individuals have their own page today.
According to the statistics, the agency responsible for managing addresses on the worldwide web expands choices far beyond .com and .net in order to provide more online real estate for the ever increasing number of websites (currently, there are well over 30 new domain names available).
Today over 40% of the world’s population are connected to the Internet, and the number of Internet users worldwide is quickly approaching 3 billion – almost half of them come from Asia.
According to the statistics, 2.3 billion emails are sent in each second, and not all of them are spam adverts.
Over 75% of websites today are inactive, but are parked domains or similar. People view more than 88,500 YouTube videos in a second.
Finally, the number of new websites more than doubled two years ago, but then it decreased by more than 20 million. On the downside over 25,000 sites have been hacked.