SIDN reports a huge increase for .NL domain name registrations. Net growth for 2011was 607,265 domain names, an increase of 14.5% compared to 2010. Compare this percentage to .DE 5% (702,000 domain names) and .EU 6% (196,000 domain names) and it’s easy too understand that Roelof Meijer, CEO of SIDN is pleased with the results. The SIDN is currently close to 5 million domain name registrations and has the highest domain name density in the world.
Strong brand preference
When it comes to registering domain names, both consumers and businesses continue to show a strong preference for the .nl brand. That has a lot to do with the reliability and security of the Dutch extension. “SIDN is constantly using its expertise and resources to improve the security, reliability and accessibility of the internet in general, and of the .nl domain in particular,” commented Meijer.
“We work in tandem with roughly 1,800 .nl registrars, who, despite all the economic uncertainty, have held their nerve: they have continued to invest and consequently to perform well.”