Monday, August 8, 2011

Survey of 300 Random "0NNNN.com's"

To gain a better sense of the landscape of NNNNN.com's, we surveyed 300 random 5-digit domains that start with a "0". 

Here's the results:

#1: Marchex US Zip Code Site: 90 (30%)
#2: Nothing/Doesn't Resolve: 89 (29.67%).
#3: Parked: 59 (19.67%).
#4: Chinese Developed Sites: 41 (13.67%)
#5: Redirect: 16 (5.33%)
#6: Developed Non-Chinese Site: 5 (1.67%)

It is quite possible that some of the sites listed as "Chinese Developed" were actually parked sites, but there's really no way for me to tell.  Several of them were without question used by businesses as actual sites, though.

For example, 03954.com is a Chinese fashion/shopping site, and 07482.com is a site for ANDI Technologies Software Company.

The non-Chinese Developed Sites, two sites were zip code/information sites: 02446.com and 06840.com, two were real estate sites 02124.com and 02007.com, and one was a movie reviews site, 00348.com.

In coming weeks, we will survey the landscape of NNNNN.com's beginning with different numbers, to see if the results are significantly different.