Wednesday , August 17 2022

European domains slowed down over 2021 but still grew!

The CENTRstats Global TLD Report Q1/2022 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:

  • Sales, deletions and registrar transfers all slowed down for European ccTLDs over 2021. Demand for new domains however is still outpacing deletes, keeping growth in the positive.
  • The median 1 year growth in European ccTLDs was 3.8% (Jan 2022), up from the 6 month average. Renewal rates are stable with a median of 85%.
  • The combined market share of ccTLDs across EU countries is estimated at 61%. For most CENTR member ccTLDs, their local (country based) market share has not changed over the past few years.
  • European ccTLDs are being sold by registrars at a median price of 10.2 EUR – up slightly from the previous quarter. This price contrasts to 12.1 EUR for a .com domain recorded over the same set of registrars.
  • Over Q4 2021, error rates in European ccTLDs came down slightly, with parking rates remaining similar. 46% of domains under European ccTLDs have functional web content, of which 65% have a valid SSL certificate.
  • The error rate (DNS, connection or others resulting in no content) among the top 100 gTLDs rose by 6% over Q4 2021. 23% of domains under the top 100 gTLDs have functional web content, of which 64% have a valid SSL certificate.
  • The rate of gTLD domains that redirect has been rising.

The pdf version of the report can be found here.


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