CENTR’spublished its DomainWire Stat Report for the third quarter of 2015, covering status and trends in global top-level domains.
CENTR is the association of European country code top-level domain (ccTLD) registries
According to the report there are now over 1,000 top level domains available with combined registrations at 298.4 million.
Combined growth over the third quarter of 2015 was 1.6% which in terms of absolute values was fairly evenly split between the ccTLDs, new gTLDs and legacy gTLDs.
Generally market share is split between ccTLDs and legacy gTLDs however the share of the new gTLDs has grown from as estimate 2.2% in Q2 to almost 3% at the end of Q3 2015.
Despite the increase, anecdotal reports suggest usage and awareness of new gTLDs remains relatively low for the moment.”
Combined domains in legacy gTLDs is currently around 153.5 million and has grown around 1% over Q3 2015.
This figures is largely weighted to .com which represents roughly 80% of all legacy gTLDs.
The size of the .com zone, it is still growing on average at a higher rate than its peers.
It is important to remember that like all top-level domains, volume is just one aspect of how one could assess the impact and trends. Another important factor is how the domains in each TLD are being used (e.g. websites, email, etc.). This will become increasingly important for registry operators as new gTLDs increase the competition.
Domains (million) Growth (Q3/2015)
.com 120.0 1.3%
.net 15.1 0.4%
.org 10.6 .5%
.info 5.2 -1.0%
.biz 2.2 -3.7%
New gTLDs combined domains have grown around 30% over Q3 2015 and are slowly beginning to show signs of market penetration
Although many new gTLDs will not focus on volume growth, a significant number will.
The median monthly growth over all new gTLDs shows a steady stabilization of growth particularly over Q3 2015.
Domains Growth (Q3/2015)
xyz 965,056 20%
top 538,005 227%
网址 366,81 -4%
.Science 324,898 4%
.wang 270,988 43%
.Club 269,504 7%
.Party 207,135 5%
.link 154,965 21%
.click 153,799 99%
.win 122,659 NA
all other 4,278,278
Combined new gTLDs 7,652,094