On the eve of the Day of Russian hosting provider and domain name registrar REG.RU presented statistics about the domain preferences Runet users, accounting for the top 20 most popular areas among its customers.
The first five positions in the list, as a year ago, took .RU, .RF, .COM, .SITE and .INFO. However, the last two domain swapped, .SITE increased by almost 100 thousand addresses.
At the same time preferences of Russians coincide with the global trends: .COM, .SITE, .INFO - one of the most popular in the world.
Changes from the sixth to tenth place - the list compared to the previous year, was renewed by half. In it, gaining notable gains included .ONLINE, .SPACE, and .FUN (previously they were in the second ten). This was, above all, regular marketing campaigns and reduced cost domain registration. A domain .ONLINE also impose a trend on transition projects in the network. In the world of these domains are also in demand - in the ranking of gTLDs new Ntldstats.com they enter the twenty most popular.
During the second ten strengthened .XYZ and .HOST (two rooted directly to 20 thousand addresses). Also we moved here .PRO, .NET, and .ICU, who were in the top 10 last year. At last this world two domains are among the most popular due to the brevity and versatility. For example, .ICU, Ntldstats.com of information has more than 6 million registered addresses. As shown by recent studies, the domain is in high demand in China.
Alex Korolyuk, CEO REG.RU:
"Russian users increasingly embracing new domain zones. Sites with domains .ONLINE, .SITE, .STORE found in outdoor and Internet advertising. Business owners and sites less their side, aware of the benefit, and end users are getting used to it. But although thematic domains will increase its stake to Russian projects will remain a priority of the national domain zone .RU and .RF ".
It should be noted that in April, the hosting provider REG.RU began registering domains in different languages Unicode-compliant characters. Such addresses may be interested owners of local businesses as well as national cultural projects creators in various countries.