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Indonesia's '.id' domain now more popular than 'co.id'

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Fri, January 31, 2020  /  11:08 am
Indonesia's '.id' domain now more popular than 'co.id'

The number of '.id' domain users increased by 45 percent in 2019, reaching 135,812 and surpassing the older 'co.id' top-level domain. (Shutterstock/Creativa Images)

The Indonesian Internet Domain Name Registry (Pandi) has revealed that the number of ".id" domain users increased by 45 percent in 2019.

Pandi noted that there were 111,059 users in April last year, five years after the top-level domain (TLD) was created. The number surpassed the 110,111 users of the older "co.id" domain name created in 2007.

At the end of 2019, users of ".id" domains numbered 135,812. 

Pandi chairman Yudho Giri Sucahyo said the increase could be attributed to the uncomplicated registration of new users.

Read also: Indonesia’s '.id' domain to expand into international market

Yudho added that the TLD was popular as it accommodated local and foreign users' needs for personal, corporate or organizational websites.

“The .id domain name can be considered a hot item as it does not only represent Indonesia, but also ideas, identity and it could serve as an international domain,” Yudho said as quoted by kompas.com.

Furthermore, he said the public’s preference for short and simple TLDs might boost the domain's popularity.

Aside from ".id" and "co.id", Pandi also manages other Indonesian domain names, such as "go.id", "ac.id", "net.id" and "biz.id". (dpk/wng)

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