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Of China, Growth and TLDs [internetnews.com]
China's .cn moves up the ladder to become the second most popular TLD.
In case you needed further proof of China's breakneck pace of growth, VeriSign is reporting that the .cn Top Level Domain (TLD) has now become the second biggest TLD, surpassing Germany's .de.
The stats are part of VeriSign's ongoing look at how some TLD registrations are performing.
For the third quarter of this year, growth rates were 76 percent for China's country code .cn compared to the same time last year.
Although 76 percent growth is impressive, the stats suggest that growth has slowed a bit in this realm for China. Last year, for example, VeriSign reported that registrations for the .cn TLD were up by 467 percent over the same time in 2006. It was enough to put China in second place by surpassing .uk, which had held the number two position after .com for several years.
How about some real numbers?
If China only had 100 .cn domain registered at the start of 2007, and sold 476 more names that year, they would have that "467 percent growth" number, (100% growth in effect means doubling).
Then at the start of 2008, with 576 .cn names, (the 100 original plus the new 476), if 437 new .cn names got registered in 2008, there's your "76 percent growth", (add a bunch of zeros to the end of my integers to scale it up to actual count).
If you buy a bottle of shampoo that contains 20oz. of shampoo, and the label says "33% MORE FREE!"
A). How much shampoo do you get?
B). What does it cost?
C). What is "more" compared to?
I'll give you one of the answers, the only one that counts because it's quantifiable: