.UK Domain Names Hit 10M Mark
The number of web addresses that bears the .uk TLD and registered with Nominet has reached the 10
The 10 millionth website swarvemagazine.co.uk was registered by an individual named Steven
Northam in behalf of the Hampshire-based organization SN Technologies.
Nominet has described the news as a "mega milestone" even though Mr. Northam didn't
say much about the matter because of the newness of his investment.
According to chief executive Lesley Cowey, it was because of the trust-factor brought
about by the ".uk" domains that allowed it to be more in-demand. She has been quoted
saying: "We've been growing at around the ten per cent mark for the past couple of
years. It shows the very healthy growth of the UK internet."
Besides this, there has also been a 70 percent renewal rate of ".uk" domains after
the 2-year contract which, in effect, makes it the world’s second most popular country
During 1996, when the number of registered domains was just 26,000, Nominet
started taking charge of the ".uk" domain.
Recently, reports reveal that the UK has taken the worldwide lead in terms of its web
economy, with the internet responsible for 8.3 percent (£121 billion) of the GDP during