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Internet Property (Domain) Development in Hong Kong (9Jan2015)

(Written by Conrad Ko, Edited by Margaret Jarvis)

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As we mentioned from our last post one might argue that since the tech boom in 2010. Global domain names has risen both in number registered and price.

Year
(June)
Websites Change Internet Users Users per
Website
Websites launched
2013 672,985,183 -3% 2,756,198,420 4
2012 697,089,489 101% 2,518,453,530 4
2011 346,004,403 67% 2,282,955,130 7
2010 206,956,723 -13% 2,045,865,660 10 Pinterest
2009 238,027,855 38% 1,766,206,240 7
2008 172,338,726 41% 1,571,601,630 9 Dropbox
2007 121,892,559 43% 1,373,327,790 11 Tumblr
2006 85,507,314 32% 1,160,335,280 14 Twttr
2005 64,780,617 26% 1,027,580,990 16 YouTube, Reddit
2004 51,611,646 26% 910,060,180 18 Thefacebook, Flickr
2003 40,912,332 6% 778,555,680 19 WordPress, LinkedIn
2002 38,760,373 32% 662,663,600 17
2001 29,254,370 71% 500,609,240 17 Wikipedia
2000 17,087,182 438% 413,425,190 24 Baidu
1999 3,177,453 32% 280,866,670 88 PayPal
1998 2,410,067 116% 188,023,930 78 Google
1997 1,117,255 334% 120,758,310 108 Yandex
1996 257,601 996% 77,433,860 301
1995 23,500 758% 44,838,900 1,908 Altavista, Amazon, AuctionWeb
1994 2,738 2006% 25,454,590 9,297 Yahoo
1993 130 1200% 14,161,570 108,935
1992 10 900%
Aug. 1991 1 World Wide Web Project
Source: NetCraft and Internet Live Stats (elaboration of data by Matthew Gray of MIT and Hobbes’ Internet Timeline and Pingdom)

(Source: http://www.internetlivestats.com/total-number-of-websites/)

However, the domain scene is much grimmer on the Hong Kong side of things.

Date
2rd Level ‘.hk’
3rd Level ‘.hk’
Total
.HK
.香港
.com.hk
.net.hk
.org.hk
.edu.hk
.gov.hk
.idv.hk




教育
.香港
組織
.香港
網絡
.香港
政府
.香港
個人
.香港
01-Jan-12
70726
13874
102373
208
4401
2273
491
1273
7196
208
672
103
236
195
204229
01-Jan-13
63366
12177
94571
171
4334
2310
503
582
6242
219
685
94
256
103
185613
01-Jan-14
54995
11241
85207
159
4325
2348
515
423
6187
224
705
91
263
41
166724
01-Jan-15
53908
10879
84593
162
4242
2423
551
399
6275
232
679
89
278
42
164752

(Source: https://www.hkdnr.hk/content.jsp?id=194#!/&in=/aboutHK/registration_statistics_hkdnr.jsp)

The number of active domains has decreased steadily over the past few years. That’s the fate of IT in Hong Kong, always a dream, never the reality.

 

 

Conrad Ko

Conrad Ko

Conrad Ko is an exam consultant, grassroot entrepreneur and growth hacker.

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