A year ago on January 1, 2016 we started a poll asking the question is how many .Com will be registered by next year, 1/1/17?
On January 1, 2006 according to Verisign there were 123,963,640 .Com domain names in the Domain Base.
As of today January 1, 2017 there are 126,930,421 .Com domain names.
As for the poll we gave you these choices and out of the 286 votes cast this was the results:
Less than 125 Million 63
125 Million – 130 Million 43
130 Million – 135 Million 47
135 Million – 140 Million 27
Over 140 Million 106
So the winning answer 125 Million – 130 Million got less than 20% of the votes.
Over 35% of voters picked the most wrong selection of the choices going for over 140 Million .Com domains
For those that left comments on the blog post for bragging rights the reader who uses the handle Lukas won with his comment
“I think the number of domains in 1/1/2017: 127 Million .Com”
Actually of the 16 comments left Lukas was the only one who picked under 130 Million Domains.
So we are going to do it all over again and post the poll for the number of .com domains for 1.1.18