[AfrICANN-discuss] Research and Markets: Web Domain Registration Markets 2009-2011

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Research and Markets: Web Domain Registration Markets 2009-2011

Last update: 7:03 a.m. EST Feb. 23, 2009
DUBLIN, Ireland, Feb 23, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Research and Markets
( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/a0525d/map_research_forec)
has announced the addition of the "MAP Research Forecasts: Domain
Registration Markets 2009-2011" report to their offering.
The world's first report on the size, state and future of the global
domain registration industry. Research results show that by the end of
2008, the overall industry will have a market value of $3.6 billion
(all figures in $US), forecast to increase to $5.3 billion by 2011.
According to the report, whilst the overall market size of the global
domain industry is expected to increase over the next three years,
growth will be at a slower rate than previous years and a drop in
average revenue per domain is forecast. And although growth in global
top-level domains (ie .com and .net) will slow, growth in country code
top-level domains (ie .au and .uk) is expected to increase in
developing countries such as Brazil, Russia, India and China ("BRIC
The research also predicts trends in the domain industry such as
consolidation to gain market share; a growing emphasis on bundling
services; growth in demand for 'domain parking'; growth of mobile
internet and .mobi; and a new internet provider platform, IPv6,
dramatically increasing the number of available domain names.
Domain registrars are now becoming 'one-stop-shop' service providers,
offering their customers variety of services such as domain
registration, domain management, web hosting and domain resale. With
the contractions of the top-level market, many of the global domain
registrars are diversifying their revenue base by providing a number
of related value added services to the provision of domain
registration. These additional services are increasingly being bundled
with domain registration and include web hosting, domain parking,
pay-per-click advertising and selling domain portfolios.
As part of the research, a number of the top 20 global domain
registrars were interviewed.
Key points from the Global Domain Industry Report:
Registered domains total 185 million, a growth of 20.8% over 2008,
expected to reach nearly 297 million by 2011. Overall size of the
industry is $3.6 billion (all figures in $US), expected to reach $5.3
billion by 2011. The generic top level domain (gTLD) market has grown
15.1% over 2008 to a value of $1.83 billion. Domain registrars are
diversifying into value added services such as web hosting and domain
management. Country code top level domains (ccTLDs) will grow by 21%
to a value of $1.81 billion in 2008, driven largely by stronger demand
in the BRIC nations and Eastern Europe. MAP Research forecasts
stronger demand in BRIC nations following increasing internet
penetration rate, growing economies and also increasing online
advertising market. GoDaddy is ranked number one in the world, with a
market share of 27.9% in the gTLD market.
Companies Mentioned:
GoDaddy eNom Tucows Network Solutions Melbourne IT 1&1 Interent
Moniker Online Register.com Directl Key-Systems
For more information visit
SOURCE: Research and Markets

Laura Wood
Senior Manager
press at researchandmarkets.com
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