The .fr TLD is young: the average age of a domain name under the .fr TLD is 3.8 years, according to Afnic.
This month’s issue of the Report focuses on the age of domain names under the .fr TLD. Highlights in the latest issue include the following:
- The existence of an age pyramid within the .fr TLD, in which the proportion of “old” names decreases as their age increases. 1.8% of domain names in the portfolio as of March 2014 were registered between 1995 and 2000, against 6.4% between 2001 and 2005, 34.7% between 2006 and 2010, and 57% between 2011 and 2014;
- The renewal rate of a domain name correlates with the age of the name. For example:
– Domain names registered less than two years ago are less likely to be renewed than those registered 2-5 years ago;
– The renewal rate is close to 100 % for domain names registered more than 5 years ago.
AFNIC is the French Registry for the .fr (France), .re (Reunion Island), .yt (Mayotte), .wf (Wallis and Futuna), .tf (French Southern Territories), .pm (Saint-Pierre and Miquelon). AFNIC is also positioned as a provider of technical solutions and services for registries and registrars. AFNIC (the French Network Information Centre) comprises public and private stakeholders, including government authorities, users, and Internet service providers (Registrars). It is a non-profit organisation.