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Top Eastern European Domain Names (.ru, .pl, .cz)

Eastern Europe joins the internet revolution, in force.

.ru (Russia) domains in top 500

  • Strong, impressive growth.
  • Not a single Russian web site was on the top 500 list in July 2004. By January 2007, six Russian web sites held prominent positions, and all have strong, upward trajectories.

.pl (Poland) domains in top 500

  • Strong, impressive growth.
  • In January of 2006, only a single web site occupied a top 500 spot. Within one year, eight domains jumped onto the list, many in significant positions.

.cz (Czech Republic) domains in top 500

  • Strong, impressive growth.
  • In January of 2006, The Czech Republic had not a single top 500 website to it's credit. With in one year, this number exploded to ten (more than Russia or Poland).



Each visualization is segmented by six lines, which represent dates approximately six months apart. The first line is July 2004 and the final line is January 2007. Web sites are ordered along each of these axes according to their traffic rank. The site at the top is the most visited web site on the internet, while the site at the bottom is the 500th most visited. Movement in rank is visualized by colored lines. Positive movement is shown in green while negative movement is shown in red. The saturation of the color is proportional to the intensity of the change. Neutral (horizontal) movement is rendered in brown. If a web site enterers or leaves the top 500 list, its line is shown starting or ending at the bottom of the graph (the 500th position). See captions for additional details.



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