This Day in History
November 5, 2006
Internet Boasts 100 Million Sites
According to Internet services company Netcraft Ltd., on this day over 100 million Web sites existed on the Internet. The milestone capped an extraordinary year in which the Internet added 27.4 million sites, easily topping the previous full-year growth record of 17 million from 2005. The Internet doubled in number of sites since May 2004, when the survey hit 50 million. Blogs and small business Web sites drove the explosive growth in 2006, with huge increases in free blogging services at Google and Microsoft. The first Netcraft survey in August 1995 found 18,957 hosts.