.GLOBAL Turns 4 With Consistent Growth

The .global new gTLD has turned 4 years old and the Dot Global Domain Registry has published some highlights of the last 4 years, including a detailed infographic, as part of their celebrations. In the 4 years since it has launched, looking at nTLDstats, there has been consistent growth with total registrations in the zone file now standing at 42,500, and the number of parked domain names standing at 27,900 (63.10%). However Dot Global Domain Registry claims the figure is 54.2% while only 15.8% are “developed”.

Ever since the launch, Dot Global notes their new generic top level domain has seen a strong and steady growth rate. They say they have earned the trust of brands and other professionals by continuously working hard to maintain a clean namespace free of malicious registrations. As a result, the actual usage and renewal-rates are high, which indicate that users both invest in and stick to their chosen .GLOBAL domain name.

Some of the statistics compiled by the registry include the average retail registration fee is $55, while the average renewal fee is $70 and there are 1.4 .global domain names per registrant. Renewal rates are trending up with 63% at the end of year 1, 73% at the end of year 2 and currently 82%.

“Business products and services” is the sector with the most registrations, with more than twice as many as the second most popular, “organisations or communities.” There are also a healthy number of global brands with their .global domain name, although many redirect to local sites. However of the first 4 Domain Pulse tried pop band UB40 (ub40.global) and the Toyota Research Institute (tri.global) both use their .global domain as their main site.

Most registrants come from the USA (over 15,000) followed by the UK (~7,000) and Australia and Germany (both ~2,500).