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New gTLDs accounted for 21% of the net growth of the domain name market in 2014

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The Industry Report on Domain Names published by Afnic provides the key figures and trends related to the global domain name market.

The April 2015 edition reviews the international domain name market  in 2014: global growth, market shares by domains (generic Top Level Domains, new Top Level Domains, etc.)

This study relies for a major part on a methodology for measuring the performance of TLDs developed by the The Afnic Market Research Team, a methodology that starts making reference in an european level.



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About Afnic

Afnic is the acronym for Association Française pour le Nommage Internet en Coopération, the French Network Information Centre. The registry has been appointed by the French government to manage domain names under the .fr Top Level Domain. Afnic also manages the .re (Reunion Island), .pm (Saint-Pierre and Miquelon), .tf (French Southern and Antarctic Territories), .wf (Wallis and Futuna) and .yt (Mayotte) French Overseas TLDs.

In addition to managing French TLDs, Afnic’s role is part of a wider public interest mission, which is to contribute on a daily basis, thanks to the efforts of its teams and its members, to a secure and stable internet, open to innovation and in which the French internet community plays a leading role. As part of that mission, Afnic, a non-profit organization, donates 90% of its profits to its Foundation for Digital Solidarity. Afnic is also the back-end registry for the companies as well as local and regional authorities that have chosen to have their own TLD, such as .paris, .bzh, .alsace, .corsica, .mma, .ovh, .leclerc and .sncf.

Established in 1997 and based in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, Afnic currently has 80 employees.