Internationalized Domain Names - Intellectual Property Considerations

ANNEX I

Language Statistics on the Internet[1]

 

Languages on the Web

Language

Speakers

(millions)

English*

128

Japanese

19.7

German

14

Spanish

9.4

French

9.3

Chinese

7.0

Dutch

4.4

Korean

4.3

Swedish

3.6

Italian

3.3

Portuguese

2.9

Total non-English

 

88

*99 million of English speakers are in US

Source:  Global Reach

 

 

Internet Usage According to Language

 

1999

2001

2003

2005

English Speaking

(percentage)

91,969,151

54%

108,282,662

51%

124,265,453

46%

147,545,824

43%

Non-English Speaking

(percentage)

79,094,449

46%

104,480,528

49%

143,733,527

54%

198,008,511

57%

Total Worldwide

 

171, 168,600

212,889,190

268,150,180

345,735,835

Source:  Computer Economics

 

  

                                                                                                            [Annex II follows]

 



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