The Top 10 ccTLDs powering the European domain market

Europe is a diverse continent with a robust digital landscape, home to over 740 million inhabitants and characterized by a high-speed digital ecosystem. This environment has led to the prominence of country code top-level domains (ccTLDs) as important markers of trust and local presence. Here are some facts and figures: In 2024, country code top-level […]

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French domains: Sustained growth of the .FR ccTLD in 2023

The sustained growth of .FR domains in 2023 was a pleasant event, according to a report released by Afnic, Registry operators for the French ccTLD. Growth of .FR domains amounted to 3.4% annually, reaching a total of 801,427 domain names. In fact, additions were up 6.4% while deletions reached 7% hence the net growth rate […]

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Dot .CN tops the #SpamHaus list of most abused #ccTLDs

SpamHaus is a global keeper of domain and IP violations that maintains a list of abusive behavior originating from a large variety of gTLDs, ccTLDs, and TLDs. Exactly how does SpamHaus measure this type of negative performance among domain extensions? The abusive behavior “score” of domain TLDs is calculated as the ratio of abusive domains […]

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CENTR: European ccTLDs account for 58% of the local market

Did you know that ccTLDs account for the majority of the European market share? According to data from CENTR, the association of European country code top-level domain (ccTLD) registries, ccTLDs account for 58% of the European domain market, on average. That’s more than legacy TLDs such as .com, .net, .org, and the gTLDs combined. Peter […]

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InterNetX: How European online shops pick their TLDs

Despite a more or less unified economy, Europe‘s diversity still maintains a multi-faced market that plays an important role in the digital scene. The relationship between e-commerce and domains is strongly intertwined. InterNetX set out to explore the domain names of European online shops by looking at the use of TLDs in this region. InterNetX […]

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RIP: Some TLDs we lost along the way

Quite often we rave about the introduction of new gTLDs but does anyone ever tell you about the extensions that have left the namespace or have become inactive? Read on to learn about some of the most significant TLDs no longer available for registration—at least for now! The ccTLDs that you can’t register anymore: Have […]

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Seven with #Sedo : Top ccTLD keyword auction is live

Sedo, our premium sponsor, is rolling out a seven day auction of ccTLD domain names. Featuring top level domains from Europe, the event takes place from May 20 – May 27 and there are 171 domains on that list. You can expect to find domains from France (.fr), the Netherlands (.nl), Spain (.es), Italy (.it) […]

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Sedo: ccTLD domains support globalization—Upcoming #domain auction

International expansion is a top area of focus for many businesses and individual ventures worldwide. And there’s no better way to demonstrate a strong global presence online than having a website in multiple languages under their respective country code extensions. This is especially impactful in European countries where many ccTLDs are even more popular than […]

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#Sedo : Invitation to a #ccTLD keyword domain auction

Sedo, our premium sponsor, is keeping domain owners busy by organizing themed auctions. That’s great for sellers and buyers; Sedo is the biggest online marketplace of domain names. Currently, Sedo is inviting the submission of domain names that are generic keywords with a ccTLD extension. The Sedo auction is scheduled for May 20th – May […]

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Going #Dutch : Six million #domain names in the .NL ccTLD

Dutch ccTLD, dot .NL, turned 34 in May. The first Dutch domain was registered in 1986, and there are 6 million .NL domains as of June 18. It took 34 years to reach that milestone, and that’s a great accomplishment for a country of only 17 million people. The 6 millionth domain is deyogiclub.nl and […]

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South Africa : Dot .ZA #domains to get more expensive

South Africa is using the .ZA ccTLD and it’s been witnessing a growth in domain registrations, under the .co.za realm. Less than a year ago, there were 1.2 million .co.ZA domains, and the current tally stands at 1.26 million. Bad news, however, for the .co.ZA customers that will have to pay more per domain, according […]

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Downtime at #eNom reveals a handy TLD, gTLD and ccTLD chart

Domain registrar eNom is having a scheduled downtime for some of its functions currently. In particular, the following activities are offline at the time of this post: Availability Checks Whois Services Domain Purchases Domain Renewals Domain Updates That’s pretty much anything you need to do with managing your domains at eNom! 🙂 But wait, there’s […]

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