Recent statistical studies confirm earlier assumptions Russian Internet experts, according to which in 2014 will be revolutionary in relation to the total number of domain names in Russian-speaking areas of the upper level. In the period from January to March 2014 in the Russian-speaking space on the Internet has seen a rapid growth of domain names in Cyrillic zone of the upper level, as “.sayt”, “.onlayn” and “.rf.”
In addition to establishing the fact of the rapid increase in registrations of domain areas listed above, the experts identified a number of other interesting factors industry. For example, in 2014, has seen a rapid growth in the newly created domains. Thus, in the period from January to March 2014 were open Internet space such as “.sayt” and “.onlayn”, “.moskva”, “.rus”, “.deti” and others. By the beginning of the second quarter experts expect a significant increase in the number of newly registered in the above areas and resources.
The main reason for this rapid increase of Cyrillic domain zones running a program called delegation of new top level domain names -New gTLD, founded in 2011 by ICANN. According to the project, starting in 2012, any company or individual can apply for a domain name registration in the newly opened areas. Almost immediately after the start of the project’s organizers have received more than two thousand applications.
In general, over the past few years significantly changed the domain industry. Database was created DNPric.es of commercial transactions for resale domain information from Verisign, including the .com registry and .net, and data from the Coordination Center domain .ru and .rf. It is these certificates were used to identify the most interesting facts about the domain industry in RuNet.
The most expensive domains today include domain sex.com. Profits from the sale, according to information provided DNPric.es, is $ 13 million. That is the amount received by his former owners in 2010.
Another one of the most expensive domain in RuNet assumed fund.com. It in 2008 wanted to buy for $ 10 million. Another diamond – a domain porn.com, estimated in 2007 at $ 9.5 million.
But the domains in the zone .Ru not included even in the top 100 most expensive projects. On average, today, the domain cost is about $ 2.5 million, with total sales of $ 235 million. Most profitable domain zones analysts called top-level domain .com – 62% of the total. The average cost of a domain in this area is about 4500 US dollars. In the top 5 most profitable domain zones also includes top-level domains such as: .de (Germany), .net (network), .org (for organizations) i.co.uk (UK). The largest Russian top-level domain today remains zone .ru. The total volume of transactions for the sale of domain names in this zone is about 743 thousand dollars. The most expensive domain name in the zone .ru – it hi.ru. The name was bought in 2010 for almost 81 thousand dollars.