If you’ve found an available, unregistered domain name, there’s at least a 6% chance that somebody else has also found it that very same day, according to Go Daddy.
More than 6% customer searches for available domain names are performed by more than one person each day, head of product development Richard Merdinger said in a blog post.
According to Merdinger, due to the sheer volume of searches, “more than six percent of customer searches for available domain names are performed by more than one person each day.”
The post, which was written in response to a single highly questionable allegation of “front-running”, added:
This overlap in domain name requests happens every day. As unique as customers believe their domain name ideas are, there’s more “innovation collision” than many people realize. With so many domain name registrations happening every day, there is a good probability a domain name you searched for is also being searched by someone else.
He also publishes some anonymized log data to prove his point.
There are tens of millions of domain searches on Go Daddy every day, apparently.