[NetBehaviour] early internet statistics, around 1994

Alan Sondheim sondheim at panix.com
Sun Mar 12 20:06:36 CET 2017



Hope this comes through; it might be of interest. Around 1994,
I subscribed to a number of services following net growth; the 
results were fascinating, and still are.

- Alan


> From sameer at c2.org Fri Aug  5 18:32:06 1994
Date: Thu, 4 Aug 1994 11:41:34 -0700 (PDT)
From: sameer <sameer at c2.org>
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Subject: ISOC News Release on Host Count (fwd)

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More on growth...

Ian

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Internet Society Press Release
4 August 1994


     LATEST INTERNET MEASUREMENTS REVEAL DRAMATIC GROWTH IN 1994

--Reston VA, USA.  One of the most basic continuing measurements of
the size of the Internet was released yesterday.  For more than ten
years, the Internet has been measured almost every quarter by the
number of host computers reachable.  This is a key value because one of the 
most fundamental capabilities of the Internet is to directly link virtually any 
kind of computer across almost any kind of telecommunication medium.  The 
measurement is described in the Internet document RFC 1296.

The latest measurement - sometimes referred to as "the Internet Walk" -
shows 3.2 million reachable machines.  This is an increase of 81 percent
for the past year, and represents an even steeper than normal increase
over the past six months.  Indeed, 1 million new hosts were added during
the first six months of 1994.  Much of the increased growth is attributable
to growth outside the world in more than 80 countries.  These values are
shown in the attached annex.

The so-called Internet Domain Survey is the product of Mark Lottor of
Network Wizards.  The Domain Survey attempts to discover every host on the 
Internet by doing a complete search of the Domain Name System. The latest 
results were gathered during late-July 1994 are listed below.
For more detailed data see the zone directory on ftp.nw.com, or the Net Wizards 
World Wide Web home page at http://www.nw.com


              July 94     Apr 94     Jan 94     Oct 93     Jul 93  Change (year)

  Hosts:    3,212,000        N/A  2,217,000  2,056,000  1,776,000        81%

  Domains:     46,000                30,000     28,000     26,000        77%



The Internet Society is the international organization for the Internet,
its technologies and applications.  For more information on this subject
or other information concerning the Internet, the Society's activities and
publications, contact the Society's International Secretariat or visit its WWW 
home page at:

http://info.isoc.org


  12020 Sunrise Valley Dr. suite 270
  Reston VA  22091
  USA

  tel: +1 703 648 9888
          800 468 9507 (USA only)
  fax: +1 703 648 9887


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                    ANNEX
         Country Host Statistics - July 1994

Country                                Hosts   %ofTotal ChangeFromJan94

US-educational (higher)                856,234    27%    41%
US-commercial                          774,735    24%    36%
US-government                          169,248     5%    31%
US-defense                             130,176     4%    26%
US-non-profit organization              66,459     2%    31%
US-network operator                     30,993     1%   146%
US-local                                16,556     1%   153%
US total                             2,044,401    63%    38%

United Kingdom                         155,706     5%    37%
Germany                                149,193     5%    51%
Canada                                 127,516     4%    48%
Australia                              127,514     4%    42%
Japan                                   72,409     2%    69%
France                                  71,899     2%   117%
Netherlands                             59,729     2%    43%
Sweden                                  53,294     2%    40%
Finland                                 49,598     2%    **
Switzerland                             47,401     1%    24%
Norway                                  38,759     1%    22%
Italy                                   23,616     1%    38%
Spain                                   21,147     1%    79%
Austria                                 20,130     1%    30%
South Africa                            15,595   <1%     42%
New Zealand                             14,830   <1%    157%
Korea                                   12,109   <1%     35%
Denmark                                 12,107   <1%    175%
Belgium                                 12,107   <1%    147%
Taiwan                                  10,314   <1%     29%
Hong Kong                                9,141   <1%     60%
Italy                                    8,464   <1%     28%
Poland                                   7,392   <1%     55%
Brazil                                   5,896   <1%     63%
Czech Rep.                               5,639   <1%    169%
Hungary                                  5,390   <1%    122%
Mexico                                   5,164   <1%     45%
Portugal                                 4,518   <1%     25%
Singapore                                4,014   <1%     45%
Chile                                    3,703   <1%    170%
Ireland                                  3,308   <1%    103%
Iceland                                  3,268   <1%     73%
Russian Fed. (SU)                        3,145   <1%    142%
Greece                                   2,958   <1%    249%
Czech&Slovak (CS)                        1,869   <1%    -36%
Malaysia                                 1,322   <1%    204%
Turkey                                   1,204   <1%    140%
Thailand                                 1,197   <1%    334%
Slovakia                                   868   <1%     70%
Croatia                                    838   <1%     79%
Estonia                                    659   <1%     93%
Slovenia                                   574   <1%     -9%
Costa Rica                                 544   <1%    153%
Romania                                    453   <1%    466%
Luxembourg                                 420   <1%     37%
Venezuela                                  399   <1%      6%
Ukraine                                    339   <1%    994%
China                                      325   <1%      *
Russian Fed. (RU)                          322   <1%      *
India                                      316   <1%    129%
International organizations                315   <1%     34%
Kuwait                                     297   <1%    115%
Ecuador                                    256   <1%     73%
Argentina                                  248   <1%   8167%
Latvia                                     180   <1%    150%
Colombia                                   144   <1%      *
Uruguay                                    101   <1%      *
Bulgaria                                    79   <1%    276%
Peru                                        75   <1%      *
Philippines                                 65   <1%      *
Indonesia                                   54   <1%      *
Lithuania                                   53   <1%      *
Egypt                                       52   <1%     11%
Tunesia                                     46   <1%    318%
Peru                                        42   <1%      *
Cyprus                                      38   <1%    660%
Liechtenstein                               27   <1%     59%
Panama                                      24   <1%      *
Nicaragua                                   23   <1%      *
Macau                                       12   <1%      *
Algeria                                      7   <1%      *
Fiji                                         5   <1%      0%
Iran                                         4   <1%      0%
Antartica                                    4   <1%      *
Moldova                                      2   <1%      *
Saudi Arabia                                 1   <1%      *
                                      1,180,776    37%

*  Not connected in Jan 1994
** Not counted in Jan 1994


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> From sackman at plains.nodak.edu Fri Aug  5 18:33:29 1994
Date: Wed, 3 Aug 1994 22:09:16 -0500 (CDT)
From: Gleason Sackman <sackman at plains.nodak.edu>
To: net-happenings <net-happenings at is.internic.net>
Subject: MISC> The Internet Index #2 (fwd)

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Wed, 03 Aug 1994 13:55:48 -0400
From: Win Treese <treese at OpenMarket.com>
To: internet-index at OpenMarket.com
Subject: The Internet Index

 			  The Internet Index
 			       Number 2
 		    Inspired by "Harper's Index"*
 	    Compiled by Win Treese <treese at OpenMarket.com>
 			    2 August 1994
       http://www.openmarket.com/info/internet-index/current.html

Number of books in the Unofficial Internet Book List: 106
Average number of pages in the listed books: 335

Number of USENET "Frequently Asked Questions" postings: 1964

Number of copies of Mosaic downloaded from NCSA, per day: 1600

Highest rank achieved by "The Canadian Internet Handbook" on Canada's
 	non-fiction paperback bestseller list: 1
Number of weeks it held that rank: 6

Number of electronic mail messages received by the White House since
 	last summer: 200,000
Number of prosecutions for sending threats to President Clinton by
 	electronic mail: 1

Percentage of Web survey respondents over 40 years of age: 10

Percentage of registered commercial domains with addresses in
 	California: 27

Number of companies registered on the Internet in April, 1994: 14,726
Percentage located in U.S. area code 415 (San Francisco): 10

Company with the most registered networks: Exxon
Number of networks registered by Exxon: 261

Number of known Gopher servers in April, 1994: 6958

Number of bytes on the NSFnet backbone in June, 1994: 15 trillion
Percentage increase from June, 1993: 114

Number of bytes of World-Wide Web traffic in June, 1994: 946 billion
Percentage increase from June, 1993: 2500

Date Internet used to find medical information on "Northern Exposure":
 	 May 2, 1994

Number of America On-Line subscribers in June, 1994: 900,000

Number of ARPAnet hosts in June, 1969: 3
Number of Internet hosts in June, 1994: approximately 2.3 million

Number of packets on the ARPAnet in June, 1972: approximately 800,000
Number of packets on the NSFnet backbone in June, 1994: 75 billion
Number of voice mail messages left in 1993: 12 billion

Number of cities with real-time highway traffic photos available on
 	the Internet: 1

Number of calls in one week to O.J. Simpson's toll-free hotline: 250,000
Number of accesses in one week to one of NASA's Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9
 	servers: 340,000

First public library to offer free access to the Internet: Seattle
 	Public Library

Number of annular solar eclipses broadcast on the MBone: 1

"Harper's Index" is a registered trademark of Harper's Magazine Foundation.
Copyright 1994 by Win Treese. Send updates or interesting statistics to
treese at OpenMarket.com.  A copy of the Index annotated with sources can
be found at http://www.openmarket.com/info/internet-index/current.html.

To subscribe to future issues of the Internet Index, send a message
saying "subscribe internet-index" in the body to
internet-index-request at OpenMarket.com










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