TLDs By Numbers

Was going through various TLD statistics and found some interesting numbers. Some will be a revelation, some what you would expect. Here’s what I found. Total Domains Registered: 311,065,716. gTLDs: 59.98% ccTLDs: 39.40% IDNs: 0.62%   Top 20 gTLDs account for 95.66% of all registered gTLDs [1141] Top 20 gTLDs account for 57.38% of all registered domains. Top 20 ccTLDs account for 78.75% of all registered ccTLDs [249] Top 20 ccTLDs account for 31.03% of all registered domains. Top 20 TLDs account for 81.72% of all registered domains.   The top 40 TLDs by numbers of domains registered include: 11…

The demand for domains is exploding

Brilliant conversation over at DNW for those that missed it, Andrew wrote an article called “A threat to the importance of domain names” and the conversation is just fantastic. I’m going to quote a few of them here before I give you my reasoning for the title of this post. Yet, we are now inviting a new way of getting information and ordering goods directly into our living room: Amazon’s Alexa, Google Home and the like. We also have AI-powered personal assistants like Google Assistant and Siri. Yes, these can use voice. But what makes these different than just using…

It's a value judgement, not a divided industry

Morgan says we’re “An industry divided” and to be fair, newgTLDs have really raised the verbal spats to a level never before seen in this industry. But I don’t agree that it is divided, it’s not that simple. I’d prefer a premium domain in any extension than an also ran keyword set in .com But that doesn’t mean I’m pro newgTLDs either. Bear with me while I state my views… I am not against newgTLDs, nor a part of the .com only brigade. In fact I’ve been at the forefront of using alternative TLDs (ccTLDs etc) as brands. What I…