Launched by Afnic for the first time in 2007, the purpose of the Domain Name Industry Report is to improve the understanding of domain names and the market players, while providing keys with which to analyze the strengths and weaknesses of the market. For this sixth edition, the Report, designed in partnership with Télécom Sud Paris, has changed format: instead of an annual report, it now consists of a monthly review, enabling greater responsiveness and topicality by focusing on specific events
To mark the launch of this new, more dynamic and more flexible format, Afnic this month has chosen to highlight and discuss three key figures:
- The upward trend in the growth rate of the .fr TLD of 17% between July 2011 and July 2012, higher than the gross growth in the number of domain names registered in France;
- The utilization rate of the .fr TLD, demonstrating the importance and value of the extension for French companies and individuals: 84% of domain names with the .fr extension lead either directly or by redirect to a website;
- An initial assessment of the accreditation campaign for registrars after the new legal framework came into force in July 2011 shows that 79% of registrars are accredited.