China's .cn domain name extension is tops as the largets ccTLDs. (Image Credit: studio24)
China's .cn domain name extension is tops as the largets ccTLDs. (Image Credit: studio24)

According to reports by VeriSigns, a total of ccTLD (country-code Top Level Domain) domain name registrations were approximately 146.3 million at the end of the first quarter of 2018, with an increase of approximately 0.2 million domain name registrations, or 0.1%, compared to the fourth quarter of 2017.

ccTLDs increased by approximately 3.2 million domain name registrations, or 2.2%, year over year. Without including .tk, ccTLD domain name registrations increased approximately 0.2 million in the first quarter of 2018, or 0.2%, compared to the fourth quarter of 2017. ccTLDs increased by approximately 1.9 million domain name registrations, or 1.5%, year over year.

As of Mar. 31, 2018, VeriSign recorded over 302 global ccTLD extensions delegated in the root zone, including Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs), with the top 10 ccTLDs composing 65.3 percent of all ccTLD domain name registrations.

Here are the top 10 ccTLDs, as of Mar. 31st, 2018:

  1. .cn (China).
  2. .tk (Tokelau).
  3. .de (Germany).
  4. .uk (United Kingdom).
  5. .ru (Russian Federation).
  6. .nl (Netherlands).
  7. .br (Brazil).
  8. .eu (European Union).
  9. .fr (France).
  10. .au (Australia).

Sourced from Zooknic, Q1 2018 and (inputs from VeriSign)