China Dominates 7 Out of Top 10 Trending Keyword Registrations For .Com Domains In March

Verisign’s has posted the top 10 trending keywords registered in .COM and .NET for the month of March The word "China" was the top trending keyword for both .com and .net registrations in March. The next three most trending terms in .Com were also Chinese words. So the top 4 keywords registered in .Com were Chinese and 7 of the top 10. Only appliance, Guys and Rehab were non-Chinese … [Read more...]

Top 10 Keywords Registered .Com & .Net In January

Verisign the registry for .Com and .Netpublished the top 10 keywords registered in .COM and .NET. for the month of January Here are the trending registrations from January:       … [Read more...]

.Net’s Fall Below 15 Million Registrations

The number of domain names in the .Net zone file fell below 15 Million as of the last update by Verisign There are now officially 14,998,816 .Net domain registered. .Net first passed the 15 million mark in August 2013. At the end of the first quarter of 2014 (March 31st 2014) there were around 15.2 million registrations according to Verisign. However the reduction in .Net domains which … [Read more...]

1st Day New gTLD Totals .immo 5,274; .Business 3,292; .Software 3,068; .Network 3,055; .Pizza 1,272; .Auction 1,056

6 New gTLD's went into their first day of General Availability (GA) yesterday where they could be registered on a first come, first served basis. Including all domain names registered during the Sunrise Period by trademark holders and in the Early Access Period (EAP) for those who were willing to pay a one time fee for early access more than 17,000 domain names were registered across the six … [Read more...]

On The Day New gTLD Picked Up 19,163 New Registrations, .Com Picked Up 37,782

Plenty of new and buzz was created yesterday when new gTLD's generated 19,163 new domain registrations led by .Guru However in all fairness we need to point out that the total number of new gTLD registrations on the 1st day of general availability was still just about 1/2 of the number of net new .Com registrations. According to RegistrarStats.com while the total number of new gTLD … [Read more...]

Start up Defense.net Covered on Tech Crunch

Its not everyday you see a start up built on a .net, I usually see more built on a .co or .me.  Defense.net is a start up focused on DDOS mitigation services. The company got a write up this morning on Tech Crunch. According to Crunchbase the company has raised $9.5 million. Domain wise the domain looks to have been owned by Marchex who sold the domain to the guys from Original.com in November of … [Read more...]

SlideShare.net voted #1 in the .NET100

Verisign and Entrepreneur put together .Net100 and apparently the votes are in for the top ranked .net sites on the Internet. Coming in at number 1 was SlideShare.net. The site has an Alexa ranking of 118 and is a very popular resource for those looking to create slideshow presentations. Welcome to the .Net100 - a ranking that measures the top sites on the web with the .net domain extension. … [Read more...]