After yesterday’s post, Dan suggested that we count the number of instances of “gov” in domain names within the “gov.uk” universe. That seems pretty smart – there will doubtless be a few sites with “gov” in the main part of the URL but he doubts there are too many of those.
Doing that gives the following astonishing result:
Meaning, it would seem, that there are around 112,000,000 (112 million!) web pages within the .gov.uk domain.
If you do the same for .gov.us (or just .gov since the US is, unlike in every other area, silent on the web), you get 236,000,000
If you switch to French and use “.gouv” you get only 29,700,000 pages
Amazon, by the by, appears to have only 13,500,00 in the UK
Anyone care to contest the figures or have a better way of estimating page count?