The Russian registry, ccTLD RU, announced that .RU reached the 4 million domains milestone. It took the Russian Registry two years to reach 4 million domain names registrations. ccTLD RU crossed the 3 million barrier on september 25, 2010.
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On may 13, 2010 the Russian registry released the IDN TLD .РФ wich reached 1 million registrations within eleven months after it was launched.
.RU currently holds the 4th position in list of biggest ccTLD’s after .DE, .UK and. NL with a little over 15 million domains for .DE, over 10 million for .UK and over 5 million domains for .NL.
The Dutch registry, the SIDN, announced that .NL reached the 5 million domains
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milestone. They archieved this milestone just a year af ther 25th birthday of the .NL domain and 15 years after the SIDN took over .NL. .NL holds the 3rd position in list of biggest ccTLD’s after .DE and .UK with a little over 15 million domains for .DE and little over 10 million for .UK
Individuals are allowed to register a second-level .nl domain since 2003. As a forerunner, individuals were allowed to register a third-level domain since 2000. Such ‘personal domains’ had the form of john.doe.123.nl. They never became popular, and registration has been suspended since 2006.
SIDN is located in Arnhem and has 1800+ Registrars.
On 16 March, Nominet the ccTLD operator for *.uk reported they had over 10 million registrations. The 10th million .uk domain name registered is SwarveMagazine.co.uk. According to whois records the 10th million .uk domain name was registered by Steven Northam.
“We’ve been growing at around the 10% for the past couple of years,” said Nominet’s chief executive, Lesley Cowley.
Yesterday, SIDN the operator for the ccTLD .NL registered more then 4.9 million registrations. .NL is one of the largest ccTLDs in terms of total registrations . SIDN celebrated its three millionth domain name registration in 2008,while its two millionth milestone was reached in 2006. 6 years later, the number of .nl domain names has more than doubled .
Denic hit the 15 million mark yesterday. The 15th million domain name is floristennetzwerk.de. .DE is the world’s largest ccTLD, and the second largest TLD.
.EU has matured as an extension. This was demonstrated by .eu consumer loyalty,shown in the robust and stable registration renewal rate.In 2011, 81.6% of .eu domain names were renewed which was consistent with 2010’s renewal rate (81.7%) and above the industry average.
Eurid 2011 Highlights.
In 2011 Eurid reached a total registrations of 3.51 million .EU domain names.
Website usage research. This study revealed that 31.4% of the .EU websites are being used for business usuage. Full report here.
Eurid closed the case on sex.eu
During Q4 2011, the number of .eu registrations increased by 100 802 domain names, or 3.0%, to 3.51 million. The total number ofregistrations at the end of Q4 represented an increase of 5.5%, or 182 275 registrations, when compared with the total number at the end of Q4 2010.
IDN registrations reached a total of 67074 registrations wich is about the same as with other ccTLD registries that offer IDN according to Eurid.
Deletions : During Q4 2011, there were 166 309 deletions.
Domain disputes. Eurid offers an alternative dispute system (ADR) and received 12 cases in Q4, wich is the same amount as in Q3 2011. This trend is comparable with the amount of cases that WIPO received.
For more info about the Q4 2011 results download the PDF here.