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.
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.
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