600,000 .CZ Domains in Czech Republic

CZ NICThe CZ.NIC Association, administrator of the .CZ domain, announced the registration of .cz domain number 600,000. Since registration of the first half million domains, less than 10 months have passed. Domains have started to accrue at this rate since the introduction of the new system for domain management, FRED, in October 2007, which has speeded up and simplified the registration process significantly and allowed .CZ domains to become cheaper.

“The .CZ domain has held the position of most requested domain for a long time with Czech registrars, which essentially confirms the global trend for the preference of national domains. On average, this year we have recorded around 10,000 new .CZ names every month” said Ondřej Filip, Executive Director of the CZ.NIC association.

CZ.NIC, z. s. p. o. is an open non-profit association with the main mission of operating a reliable internet register in the Czech Republic while respecting the principles of the international situation, and developing generally beneficial services for the local internet community. The association currently has 63 members. CZ Top-Level Domain is part of the national wealth of the Czech Republic and a critical element from the perspective of the Czech economy. The main priority regarding the CZ domain administration is organizational and operational priority.

Small comparison of Czech and Polish domain markets:

.CZ .PL
Number of domains 603 000 1 534 000
Domains per 1000 residents     57,5 40,2
Registration fee 7,50 EUR net 2,50 EUR net
Renewal fee 7,50 EUR net     10,00 EUR net    

Source: CZ.NIC, NASK – October 8th, 2009

Daniel Dryzek

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7 Comments »

  1. Jeff said

    Are .cz domains open to foreigners? Do you invest in .cz domains?

    • Yes, anyone can register .cz domain name. I have ~ 100 .cz names, mainly 2-character and few 2-letter .cz.

  2. Tom@S said

    and every month grow amount for next 10 000 new domains.

  3. Mike Jezek said

    Hi,

    I’m a US citizen and I’m interested in buying some .cz domains. How do I do that if I’m in US?

    Thanks.

    • There are no restrictions for .cz domains. I use subreg.cz registrar but they have no English version of their website.

  4. Mike Jezek said

    Where can I buy .cz names?

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