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Trump trends in .com, while stoners hit .net

Kevin Murphy, December 13, 2016, 15:36:33 (UTC), Domain Registries

The US elections last month seem to be responsible for almost all of Verisign’s “top trending keywords” for November.

Donald Trump topped the company’s monthly list of fastest-growing strings in both .com and .net registries.

The four words of his idiotic campaign slogan “Make America great again” also appear individually in the .com top ten.

The votes to legalize medical and recreational marijuana use in several US states also seems to have inspired speculation in “pot”, “weed” and “cannabis” names, though more noticeably in .net.

In fact, the only string in the .com list not related to the US polls appears to be “near” (at least, I cannot find a connection).

The Verisign report includes words that achieve a certain level of growth month-to-month, factoring out strings that are commonly registered every month.

Here are the November lists.

.com.net
TrumpTrump
makecannabis
greatmarijuana
weedweed
againAmerica
Americaagain
DonaldDonald
nearpresident
presidentowner
potmatter

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