The CENTRstats Global TLD Report Q3/2021 has been published. It covers the global status and registration trends in all top-level domains (legacy gTLDs, new gTLDs and ccTLDs), with a specific focus on the European ccTLD market.
Click here to view the online, interactive report.
Highlights from the report:
- Median domain growth in European ccTLDs was 3.7% YOY (Oct 2021), down from the 6 month average and showing signs of stabilisation.
- After declines in new domain purchases over Q2, demand picked up again in Q3 although still below the rates of 2020 during the same period. Deletes/non-renewals have been stable and seen a small decline over Q3 2021.
- Based on Alexa ranks, .com makes up around 43% of popular domains in CENTR member countries. The rest is made up of European ccTLDs (33%), non-member ccTLDs (14%) and all other gTLDs (11%).
- While the median retail price for a ccTLD has been stable over 2021 (10.0 EUR for a 12 month registration , Oct 2021), promotions have become more aggressive with a median of 4.5 EUR in October 2021, down from 6.7 EUR at the beginning of the year.
- 28% of ccTLD domains queried are broken or have no functioning content (e.g. HTTP/DNS errors, timeouts etc). A further 27% lead to parked, abandoned, blocked or other low content pages. These rates have been stable over Q3 2021.
The pdf version of the report can be found here.