The Association of the German Internet Industry, eco (http://international.eco.de), is releasing its Registrar Atlas 2013 just in time for the start of the new generic Top Level Domains (gTLDs). In the third edition of the largest international study of the Domain Industry, eco has investigated the chances of success the domain providers of the new gTLDs like .web, .blog or .mail will have.
Lawyer Thomas Rickert, Director of the Competence Group Names and Numbers in the eco Association, is convinced: "Good domains are already like an address on Park Avenue. With the introduction of the new gTLDs, a lot of new virtual properties in top locations will be created."
For the Registrar Atlas, companies providing domain names in 8 countries were surveyed - with the support of local partners. Alongside the German-speaking countries (the D-A-CH region) and the Netherlands, for the first time France, Great Britain, Bulgaria and Russia were included. "The Registrar Atlas is growing from year to year, and shows how the companies of the domain industry are distributed, what the similarities and differences of the markets are, and what the trends are," said Rickert. According to the study, the new geographical expansions like .moscow and .nyc and generic endings like .radio or .sport can expect especially high popularity. Well over a third (37%) of German domain providers rate the new gTLDs with (...).
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