Market share of gTLD registries and OECD ccTLD registries
If the TLD market is not defined as a separate and distinct market (
it includes ccTLDs based in
OECD countries) then the market shares of the various registries is significantly altered. Under this
definition of the market, Verisign is still the largest registry but its total market share is reduced to 55%
). The ccTLDs corresponding to OECD countries, on the other hand, have a total market share of
34%. The largest ccTLD registries were, in order of size, DE.NIC located in Germany, Nominet located in
the United Kingdom and SIDN located in the Netherlands (
Figure 3. Market share of gTLDs and OECD ccTLDs registries, December 2003
: OECD, based on Registry Monthly Reports.
Figure 4. Market share of ccTLDs registries in OECD area, December 2003
: OECD, based on data from ccTLD registries.