Global Domain Report: 293.8 Million Domains (Negative Growth In Some Legacy gTLDs)

centrThe latest of CENTRs ‘DomainWire Stat Report’ is available (Quarter 2, 2015).

The report provides a global status update on top level domains (legacy gTLDs, new gTLDs and ccTLDs) with a focus on European ccTLDs.

At the end of Q2, 2015, total registrations across all top-level domains (TLDs) stood at 293.8 million.
Combined growth over the quarter has been small at around 0.2% due to negative growth in some legacy gTLDs as well as a large drop in one ccTLD mainly due to policy changes
in 2014.
Combined registrations in around 650 new gTLDs grew from 4.4 million in March to just under 6 million domains in June 2015 – a 32% increase or roughly 1.4 million domains. This growth has taken its total TLD market share from 1.7% to 2.0% (more on new gTLD stats later in this report).
The market share between ccTLDs and gTLDs is relatively even, however weighted in favour of legacy gTLDs which are currently at around 52% of all registrations. It’s worth noting that the market share values in the chart include TLDs that offer free domains (such as .tk and several new gTLDs).
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About Konstantinos Zournas

Konstantinos studied Computer Engineering and Computer Science in London and lives in Athens, Greece. He works on domain names, websites and software development. Has been online since 1995 & domaining since 2002.

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