DNS.be, the registry operator for the .be namespace, has released figures on .be usage.
According to the report, which was released earlier today, there are over 600 thousand websites using .be. In real terms this means that roughly 7 out of 10 .be domains is actively being used for websites. Of course, as the report points out, just because a .be doesn’t direct to a website does not mean that is not being used for email or other services.
Some more figures:
“43% of all websites consists of just one page, while 27% have more than one page.
– 14% of domain names direct visitors to another domain name.
– Only 16% of domain names have no website. Which does not mean they
are not being used, because you can also create your own e-mail
addresses when you have a domain name.
– On average, each homepage at a Belgian website features 13 links.
– 56% have CSS, which streamlines the layout of all the pages of a website
– 11% use Flash to display animations and web-videos
– 27% feature keywords that indicate search engines what the website is about
It would be interesting to see if the single page sites were merely placeholders or parked, but the press release does not go into that much detail.
In any case, it’s always interesting to see what people are actually doing with domains.
More information is available on the registry’s site.