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.Com dominates North America. What about the ROW?

Country code domains are still the majority outside of North America. Take a look at the chart above. What do you notice? While .com dominates North America, it is secondary in ICANN’s other four regions. It’s easy to be United States-centric, but the reality of domain name demand is very different around the world. Afnic, […]

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New gTLDs slip again in Q1

The number of domains registered in new gTLDs slipped again in the first quarter, but it was not as bad as it could have been. Verisign’s latest Domain Name Industry Brief, out today, reports that new gTLD domains dropped by 800,000 sequentially ...
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CENTR: domain growth now slowest EVER

The number of registered domain names in the world is growing at its slowest rate ever, according to CENTR. Its latest CENTRstats Global TLD Report, covering the first quarter of 2019, shows median domain growth of 3.4% year-over-year, a “record ...
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.com outsells new gTLDs by 2:1 in 2018

The number of registered .com domains increased by more than double the growth of all new gTLDs last year, according to figures from Verisign. The latest Domain Name Industry Brief reports that .com grew by 7.1 million names in 2018, while new gTLDs gr...
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Brexit blamed as .eu hits six-year low

EURid’s .eu top-level domain has hit a six-year low in terms of total registrations, and Brexit is to blame. The registry has just announced that it had 3,684,750 domains under management at the end of 2018, down 63,129 domains compared to the 3,...
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Brexit boost for Irish domains

Irish ccTLD .ie saw record growth in 2018 after the registry relaxed its registration rules. According to IEDR, there were 262,140 .ie domains at the end of the year, an increase of 10.4%. There were 51,040 new registrations, a 29% increase, the regist...
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