.CO 2012 Growth Rate Outstrips TLD Average

.CO Internet logoDomain registrations for the .CO ccTLD grew by almost a quarter (24.39%) in the year to the end of November 2012 the registry, .CO Internet S.A.S, announced on their blog recently, taking total registrations to around 1.4 million.

This compares to a growth rate across all top level domains (TLDs) of 12 percent, and for country code TLDs (ccTLDs) of 20.7 percent in the year to the end of September according to the latest Verisign Domain Name Industry Brief.

In the posting the registry for the relaunched Colombian ccTLD reported it has a blended renewal rate of 63 percent which is growing. First time renewal rates are in the mid 50 percent range, and second time renewal rates or older are in the low to mid 70 percent range.

The registry also noted that second level registrations of .CO domains make up almost 93 percent of all .CO registrations while .com.co registrations make up 5.78 percent.