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California is the number 1 state in the US for hosting porn. Alaska is least likely to host it

We announce today the most authoritative statistics ever published on Internet Pornography – with respect to where in the world it’s hosted and on which top level domains names (.com .org .net .co.uk .de etc.).

We shared our findings with John Carr, one of the world’s most renowned Internet Child Safety experts. John wrote a blog post and shared it with The Sunday Times, who asked both John and I, to hold off on publishing our posts until they went to print. You can read John’s post here. And you can read The Sunday Times article here.

I have taken the liberty to include more stats than those provided by John and The Sunday Times and we’ve used an infographic to make it easier on the eye.

Where does the data come from?

MetaCert has built the world’s most sophisticated crawlers and content classification platform so we can provide better Internet safety products across tablets and smartphones – for families and schools. With over 7 million unique domains (or 700 million pages / 35 billion URLs) classified, it is by far, the world’s largest database of Internet pornography – greater than Norton’s, McAfee’s and OpenDNS’ databases combined.

Furthermore, at 0.3%, MetaCert’s data has the Industry’s lowest error rate of false positives. In plain speak, we don’t block innocent websites on mass scale, which is the biggest problem with filtering companies and Internet family safety products.

Paul Walsh

is the Founder and CEO of MetaCert. He started his Internet career at AOL during the mid 90's where he was one of seven members of the new technologies team as the Technical Accounts Manager and International Beta Coordinator. More recently Paul helped to instigate the industry standard used today for labeling websites to help protect families from harmful content on the Web. Paul is an Irish expat living with his wife Sheetal in San Francisco after spending 12 years in London. You can follow him on twitter

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  4. Violet Blue August 10, 2013, 07:48

    Hi Paul,

    What date range is your “Internet Porn” infographic data within?

    Thank you,
    Violet Blue

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  6. Paul Walsh August 14, 2013, 16:26

    @Viloet the date range is between December 2011 (approx) to August 2013. And I can say that the percentages have never changed all that much as we classified millions of pages ongoing. BTW if you’re interested for ZDnet (smile), I’ve just been told by our developers that our awesome Android app is ready to go live. I’d be delighted to give you early access.

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  24. Amandysha August 23, 2013, 20:42

    Hi Paul! Excellent work. The study does not cover Latin America? what is the data for Dominican Republic and Cuba?

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    @Amandysha It would appear that Latin American doesn’t host enough to make it onto the list.

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