worlddomainnamesVerisign’s Third Quarter Domain Name Industry Brief included a table from Zooknic that showed .cn to be the most popular ccTLD, ahead of Germany’s .de and the United Kingdom’s .uk.

The Netherlands (.nl), the European Union (.eu) and Argentina (.ar) followed in positions four to six, ahead of Italy (.it), Brazil (.br), the United States (.us) and Australia (.au).

For China, it was first time that its ccTLD had been ahead of Germany’s in the rankings, while Brazil’s rose to a new high of eighth place and Australia’s made its debut in the top ten.

Of the most popular ccTLDs, only .eu experienced superior growth in the third quarter when compared to the previous three months.

China topped the list as several new domain names for the country’s government websites were announced, People’s Daily Online reported.