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Domain Registration on Record Pace? Over 750K Added Yesterday Alone

February 19th, 2016 Comments off

Registrations of domain names seem to be going on at a record pace. Yesterday saw the number of domain registrations across all Top Level Domain (TLD) names have a net add of over 750,000 domains according to registrarstats.com “Net Add” mean its the amount of domains registered less the number of domain names deleted. The […]

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New gTLD Add Over 1 Million Domain Registrations in Just Last 5 Days

February 18th, 2016 Comments off

According to ntldstats.com, the number of new gTLD’s domain registrations grew by 1.1 million domains, in just the last 5 days. In terms of percentage of increase, the 1.1 million increase in new gTLD domain names, is close to a 9% increase in just 5 days. On February 13th, there were a total of 12,675,000 […]

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CENTR Reports There Are 311.5 Million Domains In The World

January 22nd, 2016 Comments off

According to a new report out today (PDF) by CENTR, which is the European country code TLD organisation, as of December 31, there are 311.5 million domain names in the world. 158.7 million domain names are Legacy TLD’s including .com, .net and .org; 140.1 million are ccTLD’s (country codes), 1.6 Million are IDN ccTLD’s, and […]

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Com Laude published its 3rd Report “Gazetteer of Domain Names”

December 17th, 2015 Comments off

Corporate domain name brand protection company and registrar, Com Laude published its third Gazetteer of domain names, highlighting the key changes in another significant year for the industry. The 135 page report, covers all new generic Top Level Domain (gTLD) registries from .AAA to .ZUERICH as well as legacy gTLDs (.COM, .ORG, .NET, etc.) and […]

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CSC’s November New gTLD Report: New gTLD Sites in Alexa Top 1M Up 25% In a Month

December 12th, 2015 Comments off

Brand protection and domain name registrar, CSC (Corporation Service Company) has issued its “New gTLD Utilization Report” for November. According to CSC the number of active” .brands new gTLD’s (those with five or more registrations) increased from October when there were 53 .brand new gTLD’s with five or more registrations to 75 in November, representing […]

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Namecheap Holding Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale With “$10 Million in Savings”

November 24th, 2015 Comments off

Namecheap, a leading ICANN-accredited domain registrar and web hosting company, announced their major annual Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale. The two-day event offers over $10 million in savings and the lowest prices available for the year. Customers can save big not only on domain names and hosting, but SSLs, website builders, email hosting, and more. Rick […]

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CentralNic Passes 2 Million Registrations of New gTLD

November 10th, 2015 Comments off

CentralNic Group PLC has over 2.0 million domains registered using its platform representing 21% of all new gTLD domain names. Of the 2+ million new gTLD registered through CentralNic 1,552,903 are .XYZ domain names.  The only other extension using CentralNic that has 100,000+  is .website, although .online is quickly approaching with just about 95,000 domain […]

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Last Call: 6 Number .Com’s: Less than 8K Left Out of 1 Million

November 6th, 2015 Comments off

If you’re considering registering any 6 number Ccom domains (NNNNNN.com) I’m going calling “Last Call’. As of publication less than 8,000 NNNNNN.com remain available for registration. The possible number of 6 numbered .com domains is 1,000,000 including the dreaded number 4 and zero. We would expect all of these domain name to be registered by […]

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1St Day New gTLD Totals: .Live 3,470; .Studio 2,032; .SRL 223

October 29th, 2015 Comments off

Two new gTLD’s launched into general availability (GA) yesterday .Live and .Studio both owned by Rightside (NAME) and one launched Tuesday offered by InterNetX; .SRL Including domain names registered in the Sunrise period by trademark holders and those registered in the Early Access Program (EAP) where registrants paid an extra fee to register domain names […]

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Paul Vixie, Member Internet Hall of Fame: “New gTLD program is a Money Grab & Mistake”

October 26th, 2015 Comments off

Dr Paul Vixie, a member of the Internet Hall of Fame has called the new gTLD program a money grab and a mistake and called out ICANN for allowing it to happen saying it “indicates corruption.” ZDNet.com, published a post about Dr. Vixie remarks from the Ruxcon information security conference in Melbourne on Sunday. According […]

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