CZ.NIC issues Domain Report for 2010

Prague, 11 April 2011 – As of the end of 2010, the CZ.NIC Association had registered 748,801 .cz domains, representing an increase of almost 120,000 new domains compared to 2009. Males continue to make up the vast majority of domain holders at 86 percent, a one percent drop compared to a year ago. A similar negligible decrease was seen in the participation of companies, which held 49 percent of .cz domains in 2010.

In terms of domain content, 42 percent of .cz domains present companies, 17 percent are parked, 13 percent are non-functional, and 6 percent are personal websites. Rounding out the top five are e-shops, also with 6 percent.

“Most indicators changed only negligibly if compared with 2009, but there was one very positive surprise in the 2010 figures. At the end of last year, there were over 110,000 domains protected by DNSSEC technology, while at the end of 2009, this number stood at fewer than 1,500. This is a huge step forward in the level of security of the Czech internet and we believe this growing trend in DNSSEC implementation will continue this year,” said Ondřej Filip, Executive Director of the CZ.NIC Association.

Most holders own only one domain (370,566 holders); the largest number of .cz domains registered to one holder in the last year was 2,752. In terms of regional distribution, most holders are from Central Bohemia and the least are from the Karlovy Vary region.

More information can be found in the full version of the Domain Report for 2010.