China Falling Behind in Domain Registrations
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China has emerged as an economic and technological powerhouse thanks to sheer numbers, but one place where it is not dominant is in domain registrations. As Enterprise Networking Planet notes, registering a domain name in China is not a trivial task. Nor is it cheap. This partly explains the dip in .cn registrations, the story says.
Demand for Internet addresses continues to grow in 2010, though it's not uniform across all Top Level Domains (TLD).
According to a new report from VeriSign, the first quarter closed with a total of more than 193 million registered domain names. The Q1 tally represents an increase of 6 percent, or 11 million domain names, over the first quarter of 2009.