2010 is the year that .com celebrates 25 years, but it’s also the year the .uk marks a quarter of a century.
Over 25 years the .uk namespace has grown and grown to become one of the most widely used addresses on the internet outside of .com
The growth pattern is quite interesting.
During the first 11 years only 26 thousand domains were registered. One million names were in the zone by February 2000, which then grew to 5 million by 2006.
There are currently over 8.5 million .uk domains!
If you’re a fan of statistics you can see the latest numbers from the registry here