Sedo and Internet X produced a Global Domain Report that has a lot of interesting facts and figures. A great look back at 2020 with input from several industry participants.
Page 22 is interesting, Domain-inhabitant ratio In order to calculate the domain-inhabitant ratio, they put the domains registered in a given country in relation to the respective number of inhabitants.
You can read the full 76 page report here
brian wick says
every third person has a domain on average in the USA.
Panama shows unexpected higher numbers as well . “Panama” Andrew Rosener probably part of that panama number 🙂
Panama and Cayman Island? Probably corporations and individuals who wanted to hide their income from high-tax countries.
My guess is that the high number is registrations is because of privacy/proxy service usage. Namecheap’s WhoisGuard is in Panama, and Uniregistrar used Privacy.Link (in the Caymans). The Caymans will likely lose registrants if GoDaddy transfers Uniregistrar to Domains by Proxy. DbP also likely skews the numbers for the US higher as GoDaddy customers around the world show a US address when DbP is enabled.