Each year, the research team conducts a short survey of industry opinions relating to IDNs. Surveys are sent out early in the calendar years, measuring opinions and other metrics (such as registration data) for the December in the previous year.
In all, the results for the 2018 industry opinions survey (measuring opinions in December 2017) continue to show a decline in industry confidence levels, from a high point in 2011.
Our 2018 registry survey response rate was 58 registries, consistent with response rates in 2013 and 2014, and higher than the response rate in 2016. The survey represents a geographical balance of experts in ccTLD domain name management, thanks to the cooperation of regional ccTLD organisations.