Interesting facts on global registration trends in all TLDs
CENTR's DomainWire Global TLD Stat Report (Q3/2017) has been published. The report covers the global status and registration trends in all TLDs, with additional focus on the European ccTLD market.
Highlights from the report:
1. Global market
Global domains under all TLDs have contracted slightly due to declines in several larger new gTLDs. Without these outliers, global growth was 2.5% YOY and combined domains globally are an estimated 311 million.
ccTLDs make up around 40.7% of the global TLD market, with the remaining split between legacy gTLDs (52.7%) and new gTLDs (6.6%)
Of the top 15 largest TLDs globally, the ccTLD .ca (Canada) had the largest YOY growth at 5.5%
Most categories of the new gTLDs have continued to grow, except for some of the more generic-termed TLDs such as .xyz and .top.
The 58 geographic TLDs around the world have an average of 11,000 domains under management. Combined growth of this category over the past 12 months was 8% with a median rate of 1.8%. The largest geo-TLDs are .london, .nyc and .tokyo
High-growth new gTLDs over the past 12 months include .men, .loan, .stream, .kiwi and .???.
2. European market
Median growth trends amongst European ccTLDs continue to stabilize after a long period of slowdown. Several larger ccTLDs (+1M registrations) have also seen increasing growth trends over the past year. Some of the stabilization and turn-around in growth might be attributable to decreases in average deletion rates.
High-growth ccTLDs in the region over the past year include .se (Sweden), .pt (Portugal) and .al (Albania); of the larger ccTLDs, most have a growth rate of around 2%
ccTLDs make up an estimated 58% of the European market (against locally-registered gTLDs). New gTLDs make only 2% of the European market (far lower than the global proportions).
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