Research

Here you will find our compiled reports on various research topics in the domain and internet industry.

View these various report sections:
Domain Name Industry – Statistics and Reports
Report on Past TLD Launches
State of Internet/Mobile Reports


 

Domain Name Industry – Statistics and Reports

Domain Name Reports from Existing TLD Registries

.ORG Bi-Annual Report by PIR
http://www.pir.org/news/pr/2010/1hdashboard
Or download the pdf here.

.INFO Annual Report by Afilias
http://www.afilias.info/news/2010/12/07/afilias-releases-info-domain-2010-annual-report

.UK Annual Report by Nominet
http://www.nominet.org.uk/intelligence/industryreport/

.EU Annual Report by EURid
http://www.eurid.eu/en/about/facts-figures/reports


Industry Reports by Existing TLD Registries

 

VeriSigns Domain Name Industry Brief
Published quarterly, this report analyzes the domain name industry as a whole and provides insight on its latest trends.
http://verisigninc.com/en_US/why-verisign/research-trends/domain-name-industry-brief/index.xhtml

.EU Insights
Published by EURid, this report examines the topic of brand perceptions within the domain name industry.
http://www.eurid.eu/files/eu_insights_1.pdf


Industry Reports by Third Party Groups

Forrester Research, Inc.
This group is an “independent research company that provides pragmatic and forward-thinking advice to global leaders in business and technology.”
CMOs Must Drive Their Firms’ Domain Strategy Now

ZookNIC
This group creates reports that analyze and provide statistical information on the domain name industry.
http://www.zooknic.com/

WebHosting.Info
From the registrar Directi, this website provides statistics on all of the top registries and registrars.
http://webhosting.info/


 

Report on Past TLD Launches

“New gTLD Program: Benchmarking of Registry Operations”
ICANN commissioned this report, which benchmarks registry operations and reviews previous TLD launches. The study was led by Barak Ravid (now at Ernst & Young) and John Matson (now at Architelos).
http://www.icann.org/en/topics/new-gtlds/benchmarking-report-15feb10-en.pdf


 

State of Internet/Mobile Reports

Comscore reports for US and Europe
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Comscore reports for Canada
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Internet trends
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Ten Questions Internet Execs Should Ask & Answer
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Mary Meeker Mobile Trends
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