Overseas Internet Traffic Increasing
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StatMarket reported the percentage of Web traffic from foreign domains was 44 percent, nearly matching the combined traffic from commercial (.com), network (.net), educational (.edu), organization (.org), military (.mil), and government (.gov) domains.
The statistics were garnered from free Web site traffic analysis service HitBOX Tracker from WebSideStory, which tracks 28 million unique visitors and more than 86,000 Web sites.
Top non-U.S. domains used to connect to the Internet were accessed through the following countries and percentages of use:
|1. Japan||23.60 percent|
|2. Germany||15.47 percent|
|3. UK||6.64 percent|
|4. Canada||4.96 percent|
|5. Australia||4.17 percent|
|6. Italy||4.09 percent|
|7. Sweden||3.81 percent|
|8. France||3.79 percent|
|9. Netherlands||3.29 percent|
|10. Switzerland||1.49 percent|
StatMarket also noted that America Online and other non-country-code-specific ISPs moving into global markets affects the representation of foreign domains.