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Recent CENTR’s (the European ccTLD not for profit association dedicated to supporting the interest of country code TLD managers) report states that as of August 1, 2014, “there are 282,525,140 domain name registered in the world.” This is an increase of approximately 1.6% since May of this year (2014)—since May, an additional 4.5 million domains have been registered globally. This growth can be attributed to both country code registrations and new gTLDs; the current market share of new gTLDs is approximately 0.7% of the overall growth numbers, and that percentage is growing consistently.

Domain Registration by TLD Type:

Registrations               Change (3m)

ccTLD                                 129,388,192                       1.7%

ccTLD IDN                        1,244,863                           2.9%

Legacy  gTLD                   148,807,739                       0.3%

Sponsored TLDs               1,015,102                            7.9%  (including .travel, .XXX other restricted TLD’s)

New gTLDs                        2,070,244                           139.8%

Total                                   282,526,140                       1.3%


The top 20 largest ccTLDs represent roughly 82% of all ccTLD registrations globally and 38% of all domain names globally (gTLDs, ccTLDs etc).

Top 20 ccTLDs by Registrations:

Tokelau (.TK)                              26 Million

Germany (.DE)                            15.7 Million

China (.CN)                                  10.8 Million

United Kingdom (.UK)              10.5 Million

Netherlands (.NL)                      5.5 Million

Russian Federation (.RU)         4.9 Million

European Union (.EU)              3.8 Million

Brazil (.BR)                                  3.5 Million

Australia (.AU)                            2.9 Million

France (.FR)                                2.8 Million

Italy (.IT)                                      2.7 Million

Argentina (.AR)                          2.6 Million

Poland (.PL)                                2.5 Million

Canada (.CA)                               2.3 Million

Switzerland (.CH)                      1.9 Million

United States (.US)                    1.8 Million

Spain (.ES)                                   1.7 Million

Colombia (.CO)                          1.7 Million

India (.IN)                                    1.5 Million

Belgium (.BE)                            1.5 Million


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