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CENTR Reports on Latest ccTLD Stats

The Council of European National Top level Domain Registries (CENTR) has released its 7th edition of DomainWire Stat Report with special focus on European country code Top-Level Domains (ccTLDs). According to the report, the top 20 largest ccTLDs currently represent roughly 82% of all ccTLD registrations globally and 37% of all domain names globally (gTLDs, ccTLDs etc).

The ccTLD for Tokelau (.tk) has the largest zone with over 22 million reported domain names (see chart below). Note that .TK offer mostly free domains on a global level and gets its revenue based on a fundamentally different business model than traditional ccTLDs. From those found in the top 20 list, the table shows some of the highest growth ccTLDs observed in the past quarter. China’s .cn experienced the highest growth with 16.5% for this quarter.

European ccTLDs closed February 2014 with just under 66 million registrations a net growth of 0.7% for the past 3 months, according to the report. The largest contribution to the February 3-month growth rate was .nl adding in total over 61,000 domains net. Over the past 12 months, European ccTLDs are reported to have grown 4.3% as compared to 3.4% among global gTLDs.

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