analysis of registration volumes

14 04, 2016

37 new gTLD domains every minute

How does the volume of activity on the internet compare to new gTLD ? I saw this chart on the internet :   120 new linkedin accounts every minute, 1'300 uber rides. These seem like enormous numbers... How do the new gTLD compare ?  The maths are quite easy, based on numbers. Mid April, [...]

15 02, 2016

Overview of new gTLD in February 2016

New gTLD growth in February 2016 A gTLD use case in the london streets The new gTLD - Top Level Domains - continue to grow larger and larger, in terms of volume, in these early days of 2016. They also start to become more popular and more visible. The "lumiere" festival in london was using [...]

3 01, 2016

New gTLD volumes by end of december 2015

Overview of new gTLD volume by end of December 2015 At the end of December 2015, the total volume of domains of new gTLD exceeded 11 million, 16% of which are ".xyz". dot brand represent less than 0.02% of the total. 870 new Top Level Domains were delegated by the end of 2015, dot generics, dot [...]

8 10, 2015

Growth and Price of new Top Level Domains

The question we try to answer is whether the price of new gTLD has an influence on the growth or not. We estimated the price based on godaddy's pricing, for the approximately 300 largest TLD in volume, discarding the ones that godaddy was not proposing for one or another reason - mainly IDNs or dot [...]

14 09, 2015

Long Tail and new gTLD

The Long Tail, one of the best selling books written by Chris Anderson, describes the importance of items with limited popularity and rotation, that could not find their place in standard supermarket shelves. The cost of inventory for Amazon for instance, has made many "niche" books accessible. The new Top Level Domains are typical of [...]

12 09, 2015

new gTLD : 80% of domains are on only 12% of new Top Level Domains

Dot Stories looked at the split of domains on the new Top Level Domains. The new Top Level Domains were launched to General Public around January 2014, in order to "increase competition and choice in the domain name space", as stated on ICANN's official minisite. 18 months later, there are 748 Top Level Domains live, with [...]

6 09, 2015

Growth of large new TLD

At dot stories, we looked at the chart representing the growth of the largest new Top Level Domains. xyz is "off chart" as it reached more than 3 times as much as the immediate follower. This chart shows that there are 3 types of growths : - a "stairs" growth, as illustrated by 网址 (xn--ses554g). There [...]

22 08, 2015

Growth of new gTLD versus old gTLD

The gTLD are the generic Top Level Domains. The "old" Top Level Domains are .com, .org, .net etc.. Another historic player in the domain names field is the ccTLD ( .ch, .de, .us etc.. ), which have a different organization and setup. There are, since a bit more that one year, new gTLD. Some are [...]

13 07, 2015

Compared growth of old and new gTLD

New gTLD were introduced in 2013, and started registered domains early 2014. Since then, a total of 6.5 million domains were created with new domain names. New gTLD domains are growing much quicker tant the old TLD, such as .com or .org, as shown in the chart below. There were just below 4 million domains [...]

7 04, 2015

New gTLD are aging well

A few weeks ago, we were all very excited to see the renewal rate of the new gTLD.  Some were predicting a brutal fall down of the registrations, that no one would renew.. Some were predicting the opposite. Some new gTLD are now 1 year and 2 months old, and a significant number of them [...]