December TLD Round-up

Here is our latest overview of news from the domain name universe

Verisign Reports 280 Million Domains Worldwide

The number of domain names under management around the world topped 280 million at the end of the second quarter 2014, with four million domain names added.

But it appears the growth rate is slowing. The increase of four million domain names globally compares to the second quarter of 2012 where 7.3 million plus domains were added.

Swiss Registry To End Domain Registration Service For .CH Domains

The SWITCH Foundation will stop selling .ch domain names from January 2015. Registrants will be advised that their domain names, as they come up for renewal, will need to be transferred to an approved registrar.

Register a .EU Domain And Win A Holiday

EURid is giving registrants of new .eu domains the chance to win one of two luxurious holiday packages for two. To enter, register a domain through NetNames and then go to the EURid website to complete the entry before 23 December.

Nominet Report Shows 0.009% Of Domains Suspended For Criminal Activity In Six Months

A Nominet report published in December showed that 948 .uk domains were suspended between May and October 2014. This represented less than one-hundredth of a percent (0.009%) of the 10.5 million .uk domains currently registered.

Nominet Report Finds Consumer Frustration With High Street Stores With No Website

Over a quarter of consumers (28%) think local businesses that don’t have a website are outdated or can’t keep up with the times according to research commissioned by Nominet, the .uk registry.