Runet: domain registration market assessed

Runet: domain registration market assessedCNews, a Russian news outlet, examines the Russian domain name business and estimates the domain registration market in 2006 as being worth 375mln rubles ($14m). Of this, 15% was spent to support the domain RU infrastructure, the rest on registrars. The number of second-level domain names grew by 60% and is expected to reach 1mln this coming autumn. There are some interesting statistics including the average age of domain owners is 26 (previously 28); there were 718,000 domains registered in 2006 growing to 756,000 in February 2007 and there being only 5 of the 248 ccTLDs demonstrating double figures increase – these being .at, .es, .fr, .us as well as .ru.

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