Popularity of gTLDs

The volume of registrations in new gTLDs indicates that they are generating sustained interest on the part of consumers and brand owners. A review of the ten most-registered gTLDs to date provides some insight into the popularity of gTLDs:[1]

.xyz, with a current total of 864,685 domain registrations

.网址, with a current total of 342,087 domain registrations

.club, with a current total of 197,025 domain registrations

.berlin, with a current total of 153,414 domain registrations

.wang, with a current total of 139,287 domain registrations

.science, with a current total of 114,657 domain registrations

.link, with a current total of 104,869 domain registrations[2]

.realtor, with a current total of 95,934 domain registrations[3]

.top, with a current total of 83,270 domain registrations[4]

.nyc, with a current total of 74,839 domain registrations[5]

 

Visible growth is also occurring across subject categories. For example, the ten most popular city-specific gTLDs are:[6]

.berlin, with a current total of 153,414 domain registrations

.nyc, with a current total of 74,839 domain registrations

.london, with a current total of 58,901 domain registrations

.tokyo, with a current total of 35,855 domain registrations

.koeln, with a current total of 22,139 domain registrations

.hamburg, with a current total of 21,475 domain registrations

.moscow, with a current total of 17,322 domain registrations

.москва (Moscow), with a current total of 16,651 domain registrations

.paris, with a current total of 16,606 domain registrations

.vegas, with a current total of 13,951 domain registrations

The fifty-thousand foot view is also encouraging. As of April 16, 2015, there have been a total of 4,921,364 domain registrations for gTLDs, with an average of 14,662 new registrations per day over the last four weeks.[7]



[1] NameStat, https://namestat.org/ (last visited Apr. 16, 2015).

[2] An increase of 50,869 since December 2014. See Liam Andrew, The New gTLDs are Here! WooHoo!, Future Of News and Participatory Media (Apr. 7, 2015), http://partnews.brownbag.me/2015/04/07/the-new-gtlds-are-here-woohoo/.

[3] An increase of 6,934 since December 2014. See id.

[4] An increase of 47,270 since December 2014. See id.

[5] An increase of 12,839 since December 2014. See id.

[6] Top 10 Biggest Selling City TLDs, NameStat, https://namestat.org/s/top-city-tlds (last visited Apr. 16, 2015).

[7] New gTLD Summary, NameStat, https://namestat.org/s/newgtld-summary (last visited Apr. 16, 2015).

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