Extension ranking March 2013: almost 110 million domain names for the .COM

The Top-Level-Domain (TLD) .COM almost reaches the 110 million of domain name registrations a few months before the appearance of the first NewgTLDs. Discover the signifiant development for the .NET, .CO (Colombia), .ASIA and .PRO. On the other side some TLDs lost a lot of registrations (.cрб IDN for Serbia or .INFO). The ranking also present the arrival of the .NU for the Niues Islands, directly in the 34th rank.

Great evolutions for most of the generic TLDs

In March, le most popular TLD in the world, the .COM almost reached the 110 million of registrations with a inscrease of 1.38% comparing to the last ranking in January. In a time when everybody is talking about the NewgTLD programme to offer more competition in the TLD area, the .COM keeps growing and the first NewgTLDs appearing at the end of the year should not disturb this growth.

This trend is also observable for the generic .NET (3rd TLD in the world) which succeed in reaching the 15 000 domain names again with a growth of 2.08%. The generic TLD .PRO succeed to increase the number of registration by almost 9% after a advertising campaign and the .ASIA knew a spectacular increase rate of 33.44 % between January and March.

The special case of the .CO (Colombia)

Most of the significant increases between January and March concern generic TLD. However, the Colombian .CO succeed to get an increase of 5% and is part of the Top 25 TLDs the most used in the world. In addition to being a ccTLD, this extension is also used as the abbreviation for the word COmpany in many countries. Since several reports the .CO  encounters a steady growth.

Some significant decreases

Some significant decreases might also be highlighted from this ranking like for example the Internationalized domain name .cрб in Serbia which knows a decrease of 37% between January and March. The .INFO (generic TLD) also last about 300 domain name regsitrations but its volume is still over 7 000 000 registrations (7th best performance).

The .TEL keeps decreasing in the ranking and loses two positions in March. This lost of domain names under managements began in September 2012. This month, the decrease is about 5% (3 % in January).

Ranking March 2013 Extension Number of registered domain names in March 2013 (*) Evolution % / previous ranking
1 .com - Generic 108 107 745 1,38
2 .de - Germany 15 392 920 0,53
3 .net - Generic, Networks 15 264 923 2,08
4 .tk - Tokelau 15 100 000 25,83
5 .co.uk - United Kingdom 10 346 424 1,43
6 .org - Generic Organization 10 246 379 1,01
7 .info - Generic 7 048 618 -4,32
8 .cn - China 6 368 833 -2,02
9 .nl - Netherlands 5 212 279 1,60
10 .ru - Russia 4 440 944 3,44
11 .eu - European Union 3 737 841 0,84
12 .br - Brazil 3 135 324 1,60
13 .au - Australia 2 623 358 1,53
14 .fr - France 2 572 635 2,10
15 .it - Italy 2 540 515 1,87
16 .ar - Argentina 2 500 000 *
17 .pl - Poland 2 409 041 -0,07
18 .biz - Generic 2 341 414 2,72
19 .ca - Canada 2 054 640 2,08
20 .us - United States 1 796 083 0,29
21 .ch - Switzerland 1 734 170 -1,06
22 .es - Spain 1 612 733 0,52
23 .co - Colombia 1 477 072 5,20
24 .be - Belgium 1 372 261 1,37
25 .jp - Japan 1 325 204 0,49
26 .se - Sweden 1 294 370 3,15
27 .in - India 1 250 000 *
28 .dk - Denmark 1 217 452 0,47
29 .at - Austria 1 203 094 0,60
30 .kr - Korea 1 200 012 0,64
32 .cz - Czech Republic 1 038 582 2,40
32 .mobi - Generic, Mobile 1 037 426 0,21
33 .rf (Cyrillic) - Russian Federation 779 715 0,86
34 .nu - Niues Islands, New 700 000 1st time in the ranking
35 .ua - Ukraine 692 277 -1,60
37 .me - Montenegro Personnel 661 218 1,73
36 .mx - Mexico 653 379 5,02
38 .hu - Hungary 631 431 0,90
39 .tw - Taiwan 601 816 *
40 .no - Norway 577 891 1,61
41 .nz - New Zealand 522 855 1,33
42 .pt - Portugal 500 000 *
43 .cl - Chile 411 593 1,68
45 .vn - Viet Nam 365 025 4,45
44 .ir - Iran, Islamic Republic of 351 355 8,60
49 .tr - Turkey 330 853 2,04
47 .asia - Generic, Asia 328 383 33,44
46 .sk - Slovakia 319 769 6,62
48 .fi - Finland 313 640 1,40
51 .中国 / .CHINA (IDN TLD) in Chinese 283 484 -3,80
50 .it - Israel 240 705 1,35
52 .Tel - Generic 224 455 -5,68
53 .name - Generic, Name 218 779 -3,44
54 .hk - Hong Kong 215 205 *
55 .my - Malaysia 211 509 0,35
56 .ie - Ireland 184 334 1,02
59 .lt - Lithuania 155 480 1,64
57 .pro - Generic, Business 150 571 8,47
58 .sg - Singapore 145 858 1,07
60 .xxx - Generic, Adult 142 953 0,73
61 .su - Soviet Union 118 898 2,31
62 .si - Slovenia 107 867 1,84
63 .co.id - Indonesia 103 882 1st time in the ranking
64 .lv - Latvia 103 092 1,07
66 .ae - United Arab Emirates 100 000 *
65 .kz - Kazakhstan 85 059 3,99
67 .rs - Serbia 78 795 3,95
69 .hr - Croatia 78 184 1,93
68 .uy - Uruguay 74 542 0,31
70 .lu - Luxembourg 73 612 1,54
71 .by - Bielorussie 73 000 *
72 .li - Liechtenstein 70 300 *
73 .ee - Estonia 69 819 1,53
74 .pe - Peru 67 627 2,67
76 .cat - Generic, Catalonia 59 970 -0,13
75 .ma - Morocco 43 354 *
77 .is - Iceland 42 474 2,13
78 .jobs - Generic, Employment 41 959 0,36
79 .ng - Nigeria 40 000 *
80 .sa - Saudi Arabia 28 968 2,42
81 .HONGKONG (IDN TLD) in Chinese 26 968 *
82 .ke - Kenya 26 899 3,92
83 .travel - Generic, Tourism 23 676 0,28
84 .am - Armenia 20 753 -2,00
85 .re - Reunion 20 440 4,14
86 .tn - Tunisia 17 458 *
87 .az - Azerbaijan 17 323 5,31
88 .uz - Uzbekistan 16 114 1,86
89 .coop - Generic, Cooperative 14 938 0,55
90 .cr - Costa Rica 14 787 0,37
91 .ba - Bosnia and Herzegovina 14 493 2,08
92 .py - Paraguay 14 038 2,20
93 .ly - Libya 13 572 *
94 .jo - Jordan 9 928 *
95 .aero - Generic, Aerospace 8 221 1,24
97 .ps - Palestine 7 094 -9,45
98 .ni - Nicaragua 6 915 -0,43
96 .tz - Tanzania 5 448 *
99 .dz - Algeria 4 764 3,23
100 .cрб - Serbia (IDN) 4 315 -37,06
101 .mu - Mauritius 4 000 *
102 .sn - Senegal 4 000 *
103 .IRAN (IDN TLD) in Persian 3 648 *
104 .lb - Lebanon 3 413 *
105 .tf - French Southern and Antarctic 2 635 *
107 .pm - St Pierre and Miquelon 2 500 *
106 .cu - Cuba 2 352 0,34
108 .ҚАЗ / .KAZAKHSTAN (IDN TLD) en russe 2 019 3,91
109 .ci - Côte d'Ivoire 2 000 *
110 .alsaudiah (IDN) - Saudi Arabia 1 881 0,64
111 .yt - Mayotte 1 842 *
112 .wf - Wallis and Futuna 1 242 *
113 .bf - Burkina Faso 1 000 *
114 .ml - Mali 450 *
115 .museum - Generic Museum 435 1,40
116 .SINGAPOR (IDN TLD) in Chinese 244 0,00
117 .falasteen / .PALESTINE (IDN TLD) in Arab 159 *
118 .km - Comoros 67 *
119 .SINGAPOR (IDN TLD) in tamul 14 0,00

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