JD Supra is an online repository of free legal information, including documents, filings, newsletters. Every month they post a newsletter on domain names. Tuesday was the May newsletter and it’s worth a look. [co-authors: Laëtitia Arrault, Sean Kelly, Cindy Mikul, Maria Rozylo, and Tony Vitali]
One topic centered on the increasing popularity of .de with some stats provided.
International popularity of .DE domain names reaches all-time high
DENIC, the Registry responsible for running Germany’s .DE country code Top Level Domain (ccTLD), has recently published .DE domain name statistics, which demonstrate the international popularity of the .DE domain name space.
According to DENIC, at the end of 2021 there were a total of 17,160,504 .DE domain names held in DENIC’s database, of which nearly 1.7 million had registrants located outside of Germany. This figure represents an increase of 244,000 domain names, or almost 50%, as DENIC recorded 128,000 international registrations in 2020. The 1.7 million international .DE registrations also represent 9.88% of all .DE registrations, compared to 8.7% in 2020.
A breakdown of the international .DE registrations shows that the United States had the largest share with 21% of the foreign .DE stock.
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