CENTR publishes latest Global TLD Market Report

News 28-02-2024

The latest CENTRstats TLD Market Report has been published. It covers the global status and registration trends in all top-level domains (legacy gTLDs, new gTLDs and ccTLDs), with a specific focus on the European ccTLD market, and includes analysis and predictions on the wider technological and societal forces that could influence domain name registrations throughout 2024 and beyond.

Highlights from the report

  • In the first half of 2023, domain growth among European ccTLDs showed signs of a recovery from a record-breaking low at the beginning of the year to reach a high of 2.2% by September. The year however closed with a median of 1.4% across the top 30 largest ccTLDs in the region.
  • Demand ratios averaged 1.1 meaning on average more domains are being registered than deleted.
  • European ccTLDs are estimated to have around 54%2 (median) market share based on their locally registered domains.
  • The median registrar price to buy a European ccTLD decreased over 2023 and recently was recorded at 9.4 EUR. The same registrars sell .com at 12.5 EUR.
  • DNSSEC adoption rate is at 10.5% and is continuing to grow consistently.
  • The rate of developed websites using SSL has been increasingly consistent and was recently recorded at 77%.



The print (pdf) version of the report can be found here.

Published By Patrick Myles
Patrick Myles is the Data Analyst of CENTR, the European country code top-level domain association. Patrick is responsible for data management, member surveys and the development and technical maintenance of the CENTRstats data platform.