Internet Addresses Using .kr Near 1 Million Mark

Internet Addresses Using .kr Near 1 Million Mark

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The number of Internet addresses using the “.kr” domain is close to topping the one million mark. The National Internet Development Agency of Korea said Monday that as of late September there were 923,669 .kr Internet addresses, up from 707,011 late last year. Introduced in 1993, the .kr domain indicates the website is registered in Korea. Since 2000, the number of .kr addresses had never increased by more than 100,000 annually.A turning point came in September of last year when the QuickDom domain system was introduced. Under QuickDom, Internet addresses that usually needed three stages, like “~.co.kr” and “~.ac.kr”, could be shortened to just two, like “~.kr.” There were only 100 applications for QuickDom domains last year, but the number soared to 201,438 this year.

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