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gTLD market passes 150 million names

Kevin Murphy, January 7, 2014, 18:34:26 (UTC), Domain Registries

There were over 150 million domain names registered in gTLDs at the end of September, according to the latest registry reports.

The exact number, across all 18 gTLDs that file registry reports, was 150,173,219 as of September 30.

As you might expect, .com accounts for the vast majority — just over 113 million — with .net a distant second with 15.5 million.

Five gTLDs were shrinking when compared to August: .info, .pro, .asia, .tel and .museum.

Neustar’s .biz was growing fastest sequentially in percentage terms, its 2.65 million domains up over 7% on August numbers.

Here’s the full table of September’s numbers:

TLDDUMDUM ChangeDUM Change %
com113,008,994475,4250.42%
net15,498,04429,5880.19%
org10,346,43916,9130.16%
info6,158,549-89,319-1.43%
biz2,659,252175,8187.08%
mobi1,164,44420,0901.76%
asia508,491-4,911-0.96%
name214,6292,1591.02%
tel191,544-2,048-1.06%
pro150,913-6,090-3.88%
xxx121,4742640.22%
cat69,0014050.59%
jobs44,356710.16%
travel20,180770.38%
aero8,868660.75%
coop7,596190.25%
museum432-1-0.23%
post1300.00%

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Comments (3)

  1. Racer X says:

    Vat, no new registrants for .POST? And a gain on only 77 for .travel? On 71 new .jobs?

    What on God’s earth is going to be better and more attractive about the new gtlds? other than they cost more and are backed by a sponsor who may or may not remain in business.

    I think that this chart spells out why the gtld’s will soon fail. Looks like .com and .biz may end up as the big winner.

  2. Nic says:

    Friendly feedback: Not sure why .asia is a gTLD when presumably .eu is considered to be a ccTLD.

    • Kevin Murphy says:

      ccTLDs come from the ISO 3166 alpha-2 list and have no contractual relationship with ICANN.

      gTLDs are approved and contractually overseen by ICANN.

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