Are You Master of Your Domains?

Earlier this year I developed the Map of the World Wide Web, shown here:

Map of the World Wide Web

This map was designed to fit on a cubicle wall and include the major country code top level domains (ccTLDs) that a global Webmaster may encounter.

And although the map includes a whopping 180 ccTLDs, that is not all of them. To include all of them, I would have to develop a much-larger map, which is what I ended up doing.

And here it is, our newest and biggest map, shown below:

Country Codes of the World

This map effectively includes all ccTLDs — 245 in all. Yes, there are more country codes than there are countries. That’s because you don’t have to be a country to have your own country code. The uninhabited Bouvet Island has a code: .bv. Even Antarctica has its own code: .aq.

This map also sizes the country codes based on the population of a given country or territory, which is why China and India feature so prominently. And this map also includes some key statistics regarding country populations and the most popular country codes based on registrations.

To learn more, go to www.bytelevel.com/map/ccTLD.html.

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Author: John Yunker

John co-founded Byte Level Research in 2000 and is author of The Web Globalization Report Card. He also co-founder of Ashland Creek Press.

2 thoughts on “Are You Master of Your Domains?”

  1. Hi, I just received a printed copy of the map (I love it, it’s a great idea!) and one thing sprang to view: Algeria and Morocco have very different sized ccTLDs whereas their population is roughly the same, 34.4 million and 33.8 million respectively (and Algeria is much larger geographically).

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  2. Arnaud,

    Thank you for alerting me to this — you are correct. Algeria needs to be made larger and I will fix this when we reprint the poster.

    JY

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