Registrations of domain names seem to be going on at a record pace.
Yesterday saw the number of domain registrations across all Top Level Domain (TLD) names have a net add of over 750,000 domains according to registrarstats.com
“Net Add” mean its the amount of domains registered less the number of domain names deleted.
The gross numbers of domain names registered yesterday were close to 900,000.
These total include all legacy domain names extensions like .com, .net and .org (22 in total) and all new gTLD’s but does not include country code (ccTLD’s).
Now back to why we believe domain name are being registered at a record pace.
As of December 31, 2015 there were 158.7 Million TLD names registered and 10.9 Million New gTLD’s, or a total of 169.6 Million.
As of today according to RegistrarStats.com there are 175.5 Million domain names registered or a gain of 6 million since January 1st, 2016.
Consider that yesterday’s net gain in domain registrations accounts for 1.5% of the total gain in in domain names in 2016. If the same amount of domain names were added every day in 2016, that were added yesterday, there would be 273 Million new domains registered in 2016 which would be significantly more than the 170 Million domain names that were registered over the 30 years that preceded.
That to me is a record pace.
From .Com (Net Add of almost 80,000 domain names) to another legacy domain extension .Pro (Almost 60K added) to many of the new gTLD’s, .Red 153K added; .Bid 152K added; .XYZ 106K added, domain names registrations were on fire yesterday.
Combined with the previous day, where almost 500,000 domain names were registered (Net adds) that makes a net add for a two day period of around 1.2 million domain names.
Here are the domain extensions with the most registrations yesterday on a Net Add basis: