According to HosterStats.com, Godaddy.com is hosting 33% of all tracked .Co registrations.
According to the service they are tracking just 616K domains even though there are over 1M .Co registrations, so it doesn’t claim account for every .co registration, still none the less its an interesting look at the extension.
In second place is Sedoparking which hosts just over 5% of the tracked .Co domain registrations:
“”The following are the top 50 Hosters in .co ccTLD for 01 July 2011. The domain statistics are based on the nameservers of the web hoster’s domain name. The Gain figure is the numbers of new domain names transferred in to that hoster’s nameservers since the first day of the prior month. The Loss figure is the number of domain names transferred out to other hoster’s nameservers in the same period. The Sec. Gain and Sec. Loss cover secondary DNS activity. The Static figure is the number of domains unchanged on that hoster’s nameservers since last month. The .co figures are based on detected .co domain names and as of July 2011 the detected and tracked number of .co domain names was 616,227. These figures do not cover the entire .co ccTLD zone.””
Global Top 50 .co Domain Hosters – 01 July 2011
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I don’t see .co hitting the 2-million mark.
Amazing that eNom has less than 1% – dont remember what Moniker’s servers are.
In a credibility manner – it makes me feel better about keeping most of my stuff at eNom.
I think Moniker’s is domainservice.com
I see 1.75 mil by end of year. If the big companies keep buying .co everyone else will follow.
“I see 1.75 mil by end of year. If the big companies keep buying .co everyone else will follow.”
Not me….I don’t like to join the dot co sucker club
John McCormac says
Well .co has to go through its Landrush Anniversary drop cycle and many new TLDs have about a 72% renewal rate. I’m not sure how things will work out for .co ccTLD as there was a lot of speculative activity and the co/com typo aspect drove a lot of the speculation. The figures are effectively a sample of .co rather than the entire zone but Godaddy’s flagship registrar position is exactly as one would expect given the market position of Godaddy in most of the gTLDs (it has over 20% in each of the main TLDs on domaincontrol.com alone).
I’m not sure if .co ccTLD will reach 2 million domain this year. What often happens with a Landrush Anniversary is that some of the dropped domains can be reregistered and then dropped again in subsequent years. Depending on the rate of new registrations, it can take six to eight months for the dropped domains figure to be replaced by new registrations (assuming the number of new registrations continues to be greater than the deletions each month). Also the drops in a Landrush Anniversary are spread over a few months because of the Landrush registration pattern. There is typically a huge spike in new registrations in the first few weeks followed by a gradual decline in new registrations as the high value and medium value keyword domains are registered.
In April, May and June, I’ve run a web usage survey on the detected .co domain names. While PPC is at the rate expected for a new TLD in its first year of operation, 3.48% of .co websites in the June survey redirected to exact match websites in other TLDs. This is brand protection registration activity by small businesses and individuals who consider that it is worth protecting their domain in .co ccTLD. Another 8.2% redirected to other TLD websites.
It is going to take a few years for real development to get underway in .co ccTLD but it is off to a good start with so many high profile url shortners. Many users navigate by searchbox rather than the browser’s url bar. They are rarely going to see PPC websites because the search engines tend to keep them very low in the results. The users will, typically, only see developed content unless they type in the .co website url into the url bar.
High profile sales are great and get a lot of publicity but inspiring development is going to be .co registry’s big challenge for the next few years. While .co is not going to be the .com killer that some fans hope for, it is not going to be the complete wipeout that some naysayers expect either. With many high value keywords parked on PPC in .com, there is an opportunity for developing content on similarly named .co websites. Dumping a high value keyword .co domain on PPC is a waste of a good opportunity.
I joined them, so did google today…