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402% increase in sales of .CN for China

According to Verisign there has been a 402% increase in sales of chinees ccTLD this year and the .CN is now the 5th most popular ccTLD domain ending in the world (See Nick post at Multiligual).

.DE seams to be the most popular and number two to .COM (gTLD), but .CO.UK seams to have most pages indexed in Google.

Brother to .COM is the .BIZ gTLD, Neustar reports that they have 1.7 million endings registered, which puts it number 10 on the popularity list.

ccTLD = Country Code Top Level Domain.
gTLD = Generic Top Level Domain

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Kristjan Mar Hauksson is the founder and director of search and online communications at Nordic eMarketing. The company specializes in multilingual online communications, organic search engine optimization, and marketing through several verticals such as tourism, finance, government, and pharmaceuticals. It helps companies gain international visibility online and to use the Internet as a communication channel; it also provides consultation in web content management systems and analytics solutions. Hauksson is on the board of directors of SEMPO, on the Advisory board for Bing Advertising and founded the Iceland SEO/SEM forum. He has been involved in developing Internet solutions since 1996, and involved in search engine optimization and marketing since 1997. He is a publish author on the topic of Internet Marketing and among other co-authored the acclaimed Global Search Engine Marketing.