Verisign’s latest domain report makes for interesting reading.
The Chinese domain registry launched an aggressive price promotion at the beginning of the year and has seen in excess of 6 million names registered so far. Of course this could be similar to the .be promotion and the level of renewals is the thing to watch out for. Coming as it does at the dawn of .asia you’d have to be excused for thinking that they’re making a last ditch effort to gain attention before .asia steals their thunder. Of course I could be wrong.
Be that as it may, the .cn ccTLD is now the 3rd biggest in the world, with .uk holding in second position behind .de (Germany).
The EU namespace has lost ground, but not as dramatically as some might have predicted.
What is most interesting, however, is that the overall market growth is still good and looks like it will remain so with more domains being registered every day.