Every month, dot stories looks at the largest gTLD in terms of volume, even though that metric may not be the most accurate representation of the importance of a new gTLD. It is interesting to note that the rankings seem pretty stable in time, but looking at the ranking of August 2014, only 6 domains [...]
The top 20 ranking of new gTLD sees 1 newcomer on Sept 1 : .date. .rocks is now at 21 place. The top 3 is still .xyz, then the IDN .xn-ses554g, followed by .science. This has not moved since may 2015. Some highly interesting TLD are growing very fast, such as .online, who jumped from [...]
The number of second level domains may not be the most accurate way to measure the value, the performance or the quality of a new gTLD domain. Is it better to have many domains, but all of them are parked and will most probably not be renewed, or rather to have a few domains that [...]
Volume, i.e. number of second level domain names, is one way to measure the size of a TLD. It may not be the best one, but it is the most reliable measure we have to date. We could try to measure the presence on search engines - google visibility could be one proxy - or [...]
The new gTLD ranking for early may has seen a bit of evolution. Science is coming in very strongly, and is now on the podium at the 3rd position. .link is also coming back and now is number 7.
The new gTLD ranking, calculated in number of domains, is very stable on the top part. The 7 first positions are trusted by the same actors since december. The biggest new gTLD are still : .xyz, .xn--ses554g and .club. The latest auctions showed a large disparity in the value of the auctions - from 25 [...]