It’s Official: More Than 13m .cn Domain Names Registered
Posted in: Domain Names at 16/12/2008 12:44
Back in mid-November TechNewsReview broke the story there were more than 13 million domain names registered, using as a guide the average of around 400,000 extra domain name registrations each month.
Now CNNIC has confirmed the figures with their website showing that as of end November there were 13,337,889 .cn domain names registered, an increase of 422,152 registrations in the month of November.
And whereas the recent quarterly VeriSign Domain Name Industry Brief indicated domain name registrations were slowing because of the current financial crisis, .cn registrations so far are showing no sign in slowing down.
Of the 13,337,889 .cn domain names, 8,684,442 or almost two-thirds (65.1%) are .cn names (registered at the second level), while 26.9 per cent of registrations are com.cn names.
The gap between first and second in ccTLD registrations is growing wider, with there being 12,461,490 .de (Germany) domain names as of today. Further back in third place is .uk (United Kingdom) with 7,277,705 registrations.