Milestone 10 millionth .UK suffixed website registered
Months after the introduction of the .XXX domain suffix, the longstanding .UK offering has hit a milestone figure with the 10 millionth .UK site registered
Taking the web to yet another landmark figure, new reports have revealed that the 10 millionth .UK suffixed internet domain has been registered.
Snapped up via domain provider Nominet, the milestone .UK domain was acquired by the founder of Hampshire-based SN Technologies Steven Northam who officially registering the swarvemagazine.co.uk website for an upcoming photography-based publication.
“It’s one of out new investments,” Northam said in an interview following the revelations of his purchase becoming the 10 millionth .UK site to date. He added: "Basically a lot of it's not public yet, so I don't want to say too much."
Nominet, who took charge of the now infamous .UK site back in 1996 when there were just 26,000 .UK websites has revealed that the United Kingdom themed suffix has seen rapid and consistent growth in recent years.
"We've been growing at around the 10% for the past couple of years," Nominet Chief Executive Lesley Cowley said. "It shows the very healthy growth of the UK internet - lots of new businesses getting online and buying what is often their first domain name."
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