Dot UK December registrations down by 8%

Click to enlargeNominet have just published December’s monthly registrations which make pretty gloomy reading.

  •  .co       119,848
  • .me           1,280
  • .org           6,216
  • .ltd.               49
  • .plc                 2
  • .net                 0
  • .sch               14
  • Total       127,409

We had estimated the years outcome as being an  increase of around 2% compared with 2010.   The total registrations for the year were in fact 2.074m against 2.049m in 2010. So the actual outcome was an increase of just 1.2% with December being 8% lower showing an accelerating decrease as the last quarter of the year was 6% down.

We are forecasting around 2m registrations for 2012 and hoping for some recovery in January with possibly a total of over 170k.

On a countback basis the total registrations at 9,846,991 represent 64.4 months historic registrations down from 65.5 at November.

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