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New gTLDs top 12 million domains

Kevin Murphy, February 9, 2016, 13:35:35 (UTC), Domain Registries

The new gTLD universe passed 12 million domains for the first time today, according to zone files.

Today, we counted 12,001,346 domains across all the 2012-round gTLD zones, up by just under 60,000 names on the day.

Over 50,000 of the new names were split fairly evenly between .xyz and .club, which seem to be the beneficiaries of a domainer surge that’s been going on for the last four days.

As of today, .club has overtaken .wang to be the third-largest zone, with 638,565 names.

It’s taken less than one month for the new gTLDs to add their latest million names.

Our total zone file count topped 11 million on January 12.

.xyz alone has added over 380,000 names since then; .club another 90,000. Most of that growth has come in the last seven days.

Second-placed budget Chinese-run gTLD .top has added over 95,000 names in the last 30 days.

Zone files don’t take account of domains that are registered but don’t have name servers, so the actual number of registered names will be slightly higher.

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Comments (2)

  1. Vishal says:

    It appears everyone is just loving to buy .xyz domain name. I also read somewhere the google also bought one of them. I think in near future new gTLD’s are going to play a major role in internet world as good dot com domain name are not easy to get. Some domain investor spend millions to buy just one single dot com domain name, and their worth is just keep on rising. So these new gTLD’s are going to be big player in the industry in coming future.

  2. Ted Fisher says:

    I don’t think too much about gTLDs. TO be honest I don’t find much value in them. Who wants to pay $55,000 to register 8.attorney?

    Lately I’ve been using http://www.flamedomain.com to find brandable domains/one word domains, five letter domains that are available at registration fee.

    Wondering if you think I should register those same domain names I find with some gTLDs. The other day I found bitcoin.io I felt really happy

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