The zone files finally updated for Thursday and Friday,and there are now more than 21 million new gTLD domain names registered.
Yesterday we reported the .XYZ passed .info but did not have the actual number of registrations.
Today we know the actual number of registrations for .XYZ is 5,580,532 through the last zone update.
.info according to registrarstats.com currently has 5,509,571 registrations.
.top is the 2nd largest registered new gTLD with 2,497,569.
Back on March 31st we published a post citing that over 53% of all new gTLD’s were owned by Chinese registrants .
At that time there were 16,396,564 new gTLD domains registered.
Now just two months later there are now 21,060,309 new gTLD’s registered, just under 5 million more.
About 3 million of these 5 million domain names are attributable to .XYZ, the vast majority of registered for $.01-$.02.
Extremely cheap domain registrations are what many in the industry have attributed to the high percentage of China based registrants of new gTLD’s.
However as of today ownership of new gTLD’s by Chinese registrants is down to 46.16%
The x-factor in counting the registrations by country of the registrant are those domain names held under privacy (Proxy) which increased from 12.06% on March 31st to 15.54% as of today.
The Cayman Islands had a huge jump of just short of 500,000 domains
Here is how the registrations of new gTLD’s broke down on March 31st.
|2.||Whois Proxy (Unknown Registrant)||1,976,721||12.06%|
|3.||United States of America||1,765,380||10.77%|
|5.||United Kingdom (Great Britain)||337,058||2.06%|
Here is how the breakdown of New gTLD registrants as of today:
|2.||Whois Proxy (Unknown Registrant)||3,272,750||15.54%|
|3.||United States of America||2,035,791||9.67%|
|6.||United Kingdom (Great Britain)||363,970||1.73%|