InternetDirectory.info – The Web in Alphabetical Order
According to ICANN, .COM domains were intended for business, .ORG for nonprofit, and .NET for internet providers and “Web Portals.” Internet Directory is a listing of every domain using these TLDs — beginning with the 115 million .COMs — as they stand in early 2014. On a fast browser (Chrome or Safari), it takes 599 days to watch every domain scroll by. Clicking on a domain brings up a preview of the site in a sandboxed iframe. Surprises emerge from the list, such as the preponderance of domains using 0s or -s as if to show up ahead of others in alphabetized lists (e.g. take a look at the domains beginning with “the–“). Or the single squatter who owns nearly all of .ORG and .NET. Or the density of domains beginning with words like “serious” and “little,” which become nearly meaningless when read en masse. This will be added to World Wide Web Reference Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This has been added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.