Four out of ten highest sales in 2008 were ccTLDs, this is 4x more than in 2007. Among TOP 100 sales there were 10 ccTLDs (3x .de, 3x .co.uk, 2x .nl, 1x .ca, 1x .es), they totaled $4,8 millon. German and UK domains are the strongest ccTLDs.
TOP 10 domain sales in 2008
In 2007 Poker.de was the only ccTLD in TOP 10 (at 10th place).
List of all ccTLDs in TOP 100 highest sales in 2008
Previous year (2007) there were seven ccTLD sales in TOP 100: Poker.de, Job.at, Recycle.co.uk, Mobile.co.uk, Fly.co.uk, Connected.co.uk, One.es. United Kingdom took four out of seven top ccTLDs.
Most popular ccTLDs in annual DNJournal sales charts
Germany and United Kingdom are the “kings” but they are declining (especially .co.uk domain). Polish ccTLD with four sales in TOP 100 grabbed 6th place (ex equo .tv, .us, .es). French TLD is also very interesting, it rose from two sold .fr domains in 2007 to twelve in 2008! Look at the statistics above and make your own thoughts.
A little bit strange for me is the fact that there is no .cn name on the list – quite surprising, especially if we remember that .cn ccTLD has now more domains than any other ccTLD in the world (with more than 13 million names).