More .cn domains registered than .net

VeriSign found that “.cn” overtook “.net” sometime in Q1 2008. ‘.cn’ registrations grew 23% from Q4 2007 and were triple those in Q1 2007. The organization that runs Germany’s “.de” domain pegged “.cn” registrations at 11.8 mln and “.net” at 11.6 mln as of May 2008. The number of Internet users in China has soared to 221 mln, by some measures tying the US online population as largest in the world. The “.com” suffix, which VeriSign also runs, is the overwhelming leader, with 76.5 mln registrations worldwide, while “.de” is second with 12.1 mln, according to the German group.