As someone who watches the numbers of domain name registrations across all TLD’s everyday I have to say .Com is rocking and seems to be getting stronger by the day.
Today 5 1/2 months later .com has topped 114.4 Million registrations (14,408,441) with a net add of over 37,000 registrations yesterday and over 30K the day before according to RegistrarStats.com
It was just about a month ago that we reported that the number of .Com domain names topped 114 Million for the first time.
Meaning that in about a month the net add to .com is over 400,000 domains which is of course more than all new gTLD registrations, combined in the same time frame and since March 31st the net add is 1.2 Million domains.
The new gTLD’s is not stopping the growth of .Com as we sit today.
Today Verisign sent out a note with some other figures about .Com “based on an analysis of .com domain name registrations as of July 2014”:
“23 million times a day, a .com domain name availability check is successful
Over 95 percent of five-character .com combinations are available
More than 99 percent of six-character .com combinations are available
Even though there is an abundance of .com domain names available for registration, many experts recommend registering descriptive and keyword-rich names because they attract higher click-through rates on search engine results pages.
Did you know?
Nearly half of all .com domain names are made up exclusively of two or more frequently used English keywords
In the past year, 11.8 million new .com domain name registrations contained two or more English keywords”