Europeans prefer ccTLDs, new report shows

The Council of European National Top-Level Domain Registries (CENTR) has recently published its DomainWire Global TLD Stat Report for the fourth quarter of 2016. The report, which covers the global status and registration trends in all top-level domains (TLDs, with focus on the European ccTLD market), shows that Europeans prefer country code top-level domain (ccTLDs) when it comes to registering domain names. The average market share of ccTLDs in European countries is at around 60%, with the highest growth being registered by .se (Sweden), .cy (Cyprus), .pt (Portugal), .am (Armenia), and .fi (Finland).  When it comes to new gTLDs, the average market share in European countries has increased from 1.3% to 3.3% over 2016, with new gTLD growth remaining relatively slow in Europe.