CNNIC said that it ended last year with 21.24 million .cn domain names

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    The Chinese national ccTLD registry has reported 2018 registration figures below what outsiders had estimated.

    CNNIC said last week (in Chinese) that it ended last year with 21.24 million .cn domain names under management.

    That’s quite a lot below the 22.7 million domains reported by Verisign’s Q4 Domain Name Industry Brief (pdf).

    It would also slip .cn into second-place after .tk in the ccTLD rankings, and into third place overall, if the DNIB’s estimate of .tk’s 21.5 million domains is accurate.

    Tokelau’s repurposed ccTLD is unusual in that the registry does not delete domains that expire or are suspended for abuse, meaning it’s often excluded from growth comparisons.

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