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CENTR Publishes the CENTRstats Global TLD Report Edition 2 2022

The latest CENTRstats Global TLD Report has been released, covering the global status and registration trends in all top-level domains (legacy gTLDs, new gTLDs and ccTLDs), with a specific focus on the European ccTLD market. According to the report, the rate of domain name sales, deletions and registrar transfers seem to be gradually returning to pre-pandemic levels.

Below are additional highlights from the report:

  • New domain sales increased between Q4 2021 and Q1 2022 but have, however, slowed since and are now returning to pre-pandemic levels. This slowdown has been accompanied by a similar slowdown in deletions (incl. non-renewals), suggesting that for most ccTLDs, there are still more new domains being added than deleted.
  • The median growth was 2.0% in the year to July 2022 (down from the 6-month average). The median renewal ratio also fell below the 6-month average to 83.6%.
  • The highest growth ccTLDs in the 12 months to July 2022 were: .pt, .is, .dk, .ee and .ba.
  • The average rate of domain transfers between registrars has declined since it peaked in late 2020.
  • DNSSEC adoption rates are low but have, however, been steadily increasing over time. ccTLDs with the highest proportion of DNSSEC-enabled domains are .no, .cz, .nl, .se and .sk, each with over half their zones signed.
  • The advertised prices of European ccTLD registrations have been increasing over the 12 months, with a recently recorded median of 9.9 EUR (incl. tax)—up from 9.0 EUR 12 months prior.
  • As estimated, 44% of European ccTLD domains have a developed website—down slightly from 12 months prior. The rest are made up of parked domains (27%) and domains with DNS or other technical errors (29%).
Source: Dashboard by CENTR 2022

You can find the online version of the report with interactive dashboards here.

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