Friday, September 9, 2011

Top Registrars and Webhosting Companies in Algeria

Out of Algeria's 34 million people, just over 4.5 million have access to internet according InternetWorldstats.com . The control of the internet is centralized and the Maghreb nation has by all means survived the Arab Spring, with only one ISP. Algeria however has a vibrant and competitive Domain/Webhosting market  with some 15 webhosting companies controlling a substantial stake of the market led by hostbled.com

 To apply for a .dz domain name, one must be an organization with a permanent presence in Algeria, and choose a name of three or more letters. Currently, NIC.DZ charges 1000 Algerian dinars a year (about $14). The two letter country code DZ is derived from Dzayer, the local name for Algeria.

Some 3851 domains have been registered in the .dz namespace. NIC.dz keeps realtime stats on domain registration in Algeria.  The Algerian ccTLD namespace is fairly advanced in terms of the management, administration, reporting and relationship with registrars. The Top Registrars in the .dz namespace include the following:


Registrar              Number of Domaines
Total3851
1.Wissal3305 domains
2.KDConcept186 domains
3.Djaweb127 domains
4.Cetic86 domains
5.Slc39 domains
6.Caci27 domains
7.AnwarNet25 domains
8.Satlinker22 domains
9.Webidees20 domains
10.Open Xnet5 domains
11.ATLAS ACCESS5 domains
12.AYRADE2 domains
13.ICOSNET1 domain
14.epay1 domain
 
generic Top Level Domain Names
Directi's WebHosting.info has tracked the number of the generic Top level Domains that are hosted on servers inside Algeria. Here are some of Algeria's Top Web hosting companies:


Rank
Hosting Company
Market Share
Total Domains
1
HOSTBLED.COM
13.5257 %
511
2
GS-INTERNET.NET
12.7581 %
482
3
AYRADE.COM
7.676 %
290
4
GRAFICONET.NET
7.5437 %
285
5
LOCALHOSTDZ.INFO
7.4643 %
282
5
CIRTAHOSTING.COM
4.5527 %
172
6
ALOLINE.COM
3.7057 %
140
7
BMGII.NET
3.3351 %
126
8
ALGERIANHOST.COM
3.3351 %
126
9
MACNETHOST.COM
2.9645 %
112
10
F-KAR.NET
2.7792 %
105
11
MEGAWEBALGERIE.COM
2.3293 %
88
12
KDHOSTING.NET
2.1175 %
80
13
DZSOL.COM
1.747 %
66
14
BADRHOST.COM
1.7205 %
65
15
DIRSITEWEB.COM
1.4029 %
53