CENTR have just published their quarterly statistical report. Naturally the report is focussed more on European ccTLDs, but it contains plenty of data on domains at a global level. You can grab the full report here
Peter Vergote has been elected chair of CENTR. Mr Vergote works in the legal and policy team with the .be registry. The election took place at the organisation’s meeting earlier today in Salzburg. The previous chair was Mathieu Wiell, AFNIC’s CEO.