Adult Hosting Sites
And it's kind of ironic: the company that compiled this data, MetaCert, offers Internet users various tools to keep children from viewing inappropriate content while online. So who made the list? Let's take a look.
Top Adult Hosting Sites Countries
When it comes to countries, America is by far the winner: 60% of the world's porn is hosted in the good old USA. That's 428 million adult hosting pages! The Netherlands comes in at number two (26%, 187 million pages) with the UK coming in at number three with 7%, 52 million pages.
How about the bottom of the list? Poland hosts a mere 505,000 pages. Wondering how other countries stack up? Here's a breakdown of the top 20:
- US – 428.3 million pages
- Netherlands – 187.2 million pages
- UK – 52.2 million pages
- Germany – 8.2 million pages
- France – 5.5 million pages
- Canada – 2.3 million pages
- Japan – 2.2 million pages
- Australia – 1.9 million pages
- British Virgin Islands – 1.4 million pages
- Czech Republic – 1.4 million pages
- Ukraine – 1.1 million pages
- Taiwan – 935,000 pages
- Spain – 935,000 pages
- Bahamas – 889,000 pages
- Austria – 769,000 pages
- Switzerland – 766,000 pages
- Belgium – 728,000 pages
- Russia – 638,000 pages
- Hungary – 583,000 pages
- Poland – 505,000 pages
Top Adult Hosting Sites States
So, of those 428 million US adult hosting sites, what states host the most? The clear winner: California, hosting 66% of all adult sites in the US, followed nowhere near closely by New York and Texas, both with 8%, Arizona and Illinois with 2% each, and New Jersey, Florida, and Washington with 1% each.
The least likely place to see adult hosting sites: Alaska. Only 10,363 pages of pornographic content are hosted there.
Top Porn TLDs
Again, it's not surprising that .com is the most popular TLD for porn, accounting for 82.46% of all adult hosting sites. .net is second with 7.76%, and .nl with 2.35.%.
So why does America love porn so much anyway? It's not really a love of porn this study demonstrates. Remember, it's the top countries featuring adult hosting sites. One reason is likely because the US is one of the most common countries for a website to be hosted, along with the Netherlands. Let's not forget most of these hosting providers aren't very restrictive in terms of what kind of content they'll host. The Netherlands are even more lenient.
Another reason: the US legal system and freedom of speech. As the old saying goes, we have bigger fish to fry than worrying about adult content. As long as our kids don't see it, who cares?
Does any of the information above surprise you?