77% of Internet companies prefer to register their sites in the domain zone .com

According to studies, the majority of Russian companies, including small and medium-sized businesses prefer to place their online resources in the domain zone .COM. Appropriate conclusions made by experts consulting company SCORE and research company VeriSign.

The main objective of the analysis was to identify the relationship called small- and medium-sized businesses to the top-level domains, including .com zone and is.

The study revealed that the majority of consumers prefer domain names to register their sites in the famous area .COM, not the newly registered top-level areas.

Zone .COM prefers 77% of respondents.

The main part of the .com domain users (80%) believe that the registration of domain names in the new zones introduces consumers of their products / services to the misconception that the negative impact on the profitability of enterprises. A similar opinion is shared by other Internet users.

Also as part of the research analysts have concluded that about 70% of small and medium-sized businesses that use .com domain, prefer long domain names. At the same time some of them would gladly have made a return for a short domain in the new zone gTLD.

In a survey of Internet users, it was found that more than 90% consider visiting sites in the zone .COM completely safe. Therefore it is not surprising that companies prefer registration site in the domain space.

33% of Internet users believe suspicious web-sites, registered in the little-known domain zones.

How accurate are the results of the study, it is difficult to say, since the authors, publishing them, forgot to specify the number of respondents, as well as the duration of the experiment and the method of calculation.

The number of names in the .ru zone has decreased dramatically

Current year in RuNet not pass unnoticed. At this time the Russian segment of the Internet was faced with a rapidly decreasing volume of domain names in the national zone .ru. This is a rather strange phenomenon. After all, the last few years this space has demonstrated exceptional growth, and, in a geometrical progression.

Why did it happen that the number of names in .ru began to decline, analysts have tried to understand. In their opinion, the main reason for this trend is the registration of new domain zones, which have recently sprung up in RuNet incredibly much. Such a phenomenon allows web-masters choose what online space, which is implemented in a segment of their internet business. For example, there is a zone-oriented entertainment, food industry, alcohol business, the gaming industry and so on.

There is another opinion on the bill. It argues that the reduction of domain names in .ru – the first national Runet zone, occurs not only because of the great competition, but also because of the worsening of the requirements of search engines, including Yandex.

In the period from March to September, ie. E., For the past six months, the number of names in the .ru zone decreased by 22 000 units. Such statistics have led experts Coordination Center for TLD RU – KC. The head of the organization A. Kolesnikov argues that reducing the number of names in the .ru zone is due to the crisis observed in the Russian economy. All this aggravates a lot of competition between the bands, which have recently sprung up in RuNet a huge amount.

A similar situation is observed not only in the Russian segment of the Internet, but also in France, Germany, Italy and other EU countries. All the fault of the global financial crisis, which for some reason, the leaders of major countries of the world prefer to remain silent.

A similar situation involves reducing the size of domain zones in RuNet, even such popular as .ru, there will be a few more years. Then everything will be back to square one. As soon as the domestic business will survive the crisis, so he begins to acquire own web-projects, including in the zone .ru. To date, only a fifth of Russian companies can boast the presence of its own website.

KC Statistics indicates 5,000,000th number of domain names in .ru, which is 5-6 times greater than the number of names registered in another national online space – .rf.

Nevertheless, the number of domain zones is constantly growing. Thus, in September in RuNet started another project – a new domain zone “.rus.” The project focuses on the Russian-speaking user, inhabiting different parts of the world. Open the zone decided to abandon the writing of Russian names in Latin.

The first step in the area will begin to record the names of trade brands and corporate companies. In the second stage, register your site in the online space can all comers.

Registration starts at the new national area .BEL will take place in the fourth quarter of 2014

Already in December 2014 will be held on the Internet release of the new Cyrillic domain zone – .BEL. Consequently, the register names here will be later this year. The corresponding statement was made by representatives of the administration of the other national Internet zone of the Republic of Belarus – .by – UE “Reliable program.”

There is no information on the exact date of the premiere of the Russian-speaking area of the upper level .BEL.

The fact that the opening of the second in the national Internet space RB still takes place, it became apparent after the international regulator of domain zones, ICANN has approved the corresponding application. Internet space will support the Russian and Belarusian alphabets. Therefore, in the name of the site can be used such letters Belarusian alphabet as “i” and “ยข”.

To .BEL area was officially launched one the permission of ICANN is not enough. This event requires a number of other additional procedures.

Based on the statements made regarding planned for late 2014 release of the second-order national domain space of the Republic of Belarus, we can conclude that the remaining processes to conduct the administration of the zone is completely ready.

The head of the technical administration of the Internet space and .BY .BEL S. Povalishev reported that the opening of the second national domain zone for Belarus plays a great value. This is the first step towards the development of the Belarusian segment of the World Wide Web. In this Povalishev notes that at the expense of the intention to create additional space Cyrillic previously expressed a sufficiently large number of negative opinions.

“Alternative national domain .BY not only necessary, but also important. It will expand the range of Belarusian users, as well as provide a better chance of local enterprises to acquire the site in the Belarusian Internet space, “- said the head of the technical administration of the first Belarusian domain .BY.

Before starting the registration of new names in the .BEL will be held prior to the event receive applications from those who want to register a site in the Internet space