RED.ES logoThe Spanish ccTLD .es grew by 5.1 percent in 2013 to 1,696,538 domains under management from 1,614,149 12 months ago the registry announced recently.

According to the registry, almost half (48.83%) of the domains registered within Spain are .es domains while .com has around one third (36.31%). Other TLDs with sizeable market share are . net (4.81%), .org (3.22%), . eu (3.02%), .cat (2.05%), .info (1.36%) and .biz (0.40%).

In Spain there are 3.474.272 registered Internet domains, representing an increase of only 0.45% with respect to the year 2012. The balance is positive thanks to the “. is”, since all other terminations, except the “.cat”, reduce your total number of records. Thus, the “.com” fall a 3.84%; the “. net” by 7.03%, the “.org” 6.01%, the “. eu” 0.25%, an 7.85% “.info” and “.biz” a 12.94%.

As could be expected, the vast majority of .es domains are registered within Spain. There were 1,458,268 (85.96%) registered to Spanish individuals and businesses while there were 238,270  (14.04%) whose registrant was abroad.

Within Spain, the autonomous regions with the most registrations were Andalusia, Catalonia, Madrid and Valencia.

The communities and autonomous regions with the most registrations at the end of 2013 were Madrid (376,131 domains or 25.79% of the total in Spain); Catalonia (222,153 – 15.23%), Andalusia (198.855 – 13.64%), Valencia (171,807 – 11.78%), Galicia, (75,176 – 5.16%), Castilla y León (59.519 – 4.08%), Basque country (49.550 -3.40%), Canary (46.256 – 3.17%), Murcia (40,931 – 2.81%), Castilla La Mancha (40.828 – 2.80%), Aragon (38.906 – 2.67%), The Rioja (32.746 – 2.25%), Baleares (28.858 – 1.98%), Asturias (26.812 – 1.84%), Extremadura (18.927 – 1.30%), Navarra (15.188 – 1.04%), Cantabria (14.097 – 0.97%), Ceuta (808 – 0.06%) and Melilla (720 – 0.05%).