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123 Reg – co.uk alerts customers to fraudulent emails.


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Emails such as this attempt to fraudulently get your account details allowing unauthorised access to your account. These emails are known as phishing emails and are a serious threat to the security of your account.

Please note, this email is 100% unrelated to the Heartbleed Bug. Our system does not use the version of OpenSSL that was affected.

Godaddy Loses 5% Market Share of New gTLD’s As .Berlin Changes The Game

Godaddy.com share of the new gTLD market dropped 5% overnight after the domain extension for .Berlin launched getting almost 32,000 registrations

German based registrar, InterNetX said they were able to secure 81% of all preregistrations for its clients, “making it the #1 registrar for .BERLIN domains in the B2B sector”.

Godaddy.com which had just under 40% of the new gTLD market as a domain name registrar share is now sitting right below 35%.

Many German based registrars benefited from the success of .Berlin which is responsible for about 11% of all new gTLD registraions just short of 32,000 registration out of 294,000 new gTLD registrations.

As you can see United-Domains 1and1, Cronon, Key-Systems market share increased from previous numbers and 3 German registrars are in the top 5 of all registrars worldwide when it comes to new gTLD’s

1and1.com did over 10,000 registration for .Berlin

United-Domains AG did 8,752 domain registrations.

Here are the top 10 domain registrars for .Berlin:

1. 1&1 Internet AG 10,130 31.70%
2. united-domains AG 8,752 27.39%
3. PSI-USA, Inc. dba Domain Robot 6,777 21.21%
4. Cronon AG 2,823 8.83%
5. Key-Systems, LLC 807 2.53%
6. 1API GmbH 688 2.15%
7. Vautron Rechenzentrum AG 275 0.86%
8. InterNetworX Ltd. & Co. KG 250 0.78%
9. EPAG Domainservices GmbH 250 0.78%
10. Variomedia AG dba puredomain.com 173 0.54%

Here is the current market share of domain name registrars for the all new gTLD according to ntldstats.com

egistrar Domains % Share
1. Godaddy LLC 100,640 34.22%
2. Enom, Inc. 29,423 10.01%
3. united-domains AG 26,810 9.12%
4. 1&1 Internet AG 25,006 8.50%
5. Cronon AG 10,774 3.66%
6. PSI-USA, Inc. dba Domain Robot 9,813 3.34%
7. Name.com, Inc. 9,782 3.33%
8. Mesh Digital Limited 8,979 3.05%
9. Tucows Domains Inc. 8,415 2.86%
10. 101Domain Inc 6,905 2.35%
11. Key-Systems, LLC 6,699 2.28%
12. Network Solutions, LLC 5,896 2.00%
13. Gandi SAS 3,790 1.29%
14. 1API GmbH 3,114 1.06%
15. PDR Ltd. d/b/a PublicDomainRegistry.com 3,110 1.06%
16. Interlink Co., Ltd. 2,352 0.80%
17. MarkMonitor Inc. 2,236 0.76%
18. Ascio Technologies, Inc. – Denmark 1,841 0.63%
19. CSC Corporate Domains Inc 1,824 0.62%
20. Instra Corporation Pty Ltd. 1,760 0.60%

14K of Enom’s 23K new gTLD Registrations Are From NameCheap


Yesterday we reported on the top 20 domain name registrars in terms of new gTLD domain name registrations.

The domain name registrar in second place on the list was Enom with 23,167 new gTLD domain name registrations.

Today the CEO fo NameCheap.com Richard Kirkendall told TheDomains.com that of the 23K domain name registrations of Enom.com, NameCheap.com accounts for over 14,000 of them.

Namecheap.com is a reller of Enom so its totals are included in Enom’s official totals.

Based on 14,000 registration NameCheap.com would be the 2nd largest new gTLD registrar in the world giving it 6.5% of the new gTLD market.

Enom.com without NameCheap.com would account for only 9,000 domain names placing it 5th on the top 20 list of domain name registrars of new gTLD domain names, right ahead of Name.com

Both Enom.com and name.com are owned by Demand Media, Inc. (DMD) which is doing a lot better than another publicly traded company Web.com (WWWW) whose two largest registrars NetworkSolutions.com and Register.com having a total of about 5,000 new gTLD domain registrations.


Godaddy Has 40% Of The New gTLD Market; 1and1 For Its $50M Got 12K Registrations

A new site (or at least new to me) is showing the most detailed stats I have seen for new gTLD’s.

According to ntldstats.com, there are a total of 215,638 new gTLD domain registrations as of 16:30 (time zone not defined) on March 6th.

According to the site, Godaddy registered almost 87,000 of the 215,000 new gTLD’s giving it a 40% market share.

1and1.com which spent a reported $50 million dollars on a  advertising campaign to promote the new gTLD’s is in 4th place with some 12,388 registrations giving them about 5.7% share of the new gTLD market and putting them in 4th place.

Interesting neither NetworkSolutions.com nor Register.com, which are both top 5 domain name registrars are in the top 10.

As a side note NameCheap.com numbers are included in Enom.com numbers.

Here are the top 20 domain name registrars by number of new gTLD domain registrations:


Registrar Statistics

# Domains Registrar
1. 86,945 Godaddy LLC (146)
2. 23,167 Enom, Inc. (48)
3. 15,790 united-domains AG (1408)
4. 12,388 1&1 Internet AG (83)
5. 8,473 Name.com, Inc. (625)
6. 7,366 Cronon AG (141)
7. 6,795 Mesh Digital Limited (1390)
8. 6,653 Tucows Domains Inc. (69)
9. 5,785 101Domain Inc (1011)
10. 4,543 Key-Systems, LLC (1345)
11. 4,080 Network Solutions, LLC (2)
12. 2,844 Gandi SAS (81)
13. 2,425 PSI-USA, Inc. dba Domain Robot (151)
14. 2,257 PDR Ltd. d/b/a PublicDomainRegistry.com (303)
15. 2,134 Interlink Co., Ltd. (277)
16. 1,659 1API GmbH (1387)
17. 1,642 MarkMonitor Inc. (292)
18. 1,463 CSC Corporate Domains Inc (299)
19. 1,454 Instra Corporation Pty Ltd. (1376)
20. 1,280 Ascio Technologies, Inc. – Denmark (106)

NameCheap.com Says Its Has 20% Of All .Sexy & .Tattoo Registrations

NameCheap.com has around 20% of all .Sexy and .Tattoo registrations.

Based on the last zone file update, .Sexy and .Tattoo has around 2,700 domain name registered.

NameCheap.com has registered 423 .sexy and 130 .Tattoo domain names as of the publication for a total of 553 domains or around 20% of the last zone update.

To be clear, the NameCheap.com numbers are as of publication while the total registrations for .Sexy and .Tattoo are as of the last Zone update.

Anyway you slice it with over 40 domain name registrars carrying .Sexy and .Tattoo NameCheap.com is getting a substantial amount of the registrar market.