Namecheap Domain Insights & Trends Report Unveils Most Registered Domains of 2018 & Last Decade

Report Includes Top TLDs of The Year in Many Categories; Most Popular TLDs Around The World; Top ccTLDs, Trending Business Industry-Specific TLDs and more

Phoenix, AZ – Oct. 10, 2018 - Namecheap, the world’s second largest retail domain registrar with over 10 million domains under management, and one of the fastest-growing American companies according to the 2018 Inc. 5000, today unveiled their first ever ‘Namecheap Domain Insights and Trends Report’, offering unique insights for business owners, developers, entrepreneurs, journalists and technology analysts into the domain industry.

The report is comprised of proprietary data going back as far as 10 years, and includes several compelling data points about domain registration trends among Namecheap’s millions of customers.

The report also introduces Namecheap’s Top TLDs of 2018.

gTLDs ccTLDs
1. .com 1. .us
2. .info 2. .co
3. .club 3. .pw
4. .org 4. .io
5. .site 5. .me
6. .net 6. .co.uk
7. .online 7. .ca
8. .website 8. .de
9. .space 9. .ai
10. .app 10. .eu

It’s no surprise .com is still far and away the most registered top-level domain (TLD) in 2018, but this year Namecheap saw more non .com registrations than ever before. There has been a surge in popularity among some newer generic top-level domains (gTLD) like .club, .space, .online and .app as Namecheap’s large customer base of web and technology professionals, business owners and entrepreneurs are launching more active domains utilizing these newer extensions.

The 2018 Namecheap Domain Insights and Trends Report also includes:

  • The Most Registered TLDs of the Decade;
  • Most Popular TLDs By Category (Technology, Lifestyle, Finance, Sports, Travel, Food & Beverage, Real Estate, Multi-Media and more);
  • Top 3 Non .com TLDs Around The Globe Since 2017;
  • Trending 2018 Industry-Specific TLDs;
  • Domain Ownership Data;
  • and more.

Download the full report to see all the fascinating facts and insights into the ever-changing world of TLDs. Please note that certain TLDs were excluded from some data results. Each list includes TLD exclusions and the time periods data was examined.

About Namecheap

Namecheap is an ICANN-accredited domain registrar and technology company founded in 2000 by CEO Richard Kirkendall. Celebrating nearly two decades ​of​ ​providing​ ​unparalleled levels​ ​of​ ​service,​ ​security,​ ​and​ ​support,​ ​Namecheap​ ​has​ ​been​ ​steadfast​ ​in​ ​customer​ ​satisfaction. With over 10 million domains under management, Namecheap is among the top domain registrar and web hosting providers in the world. To learn more about Namecheap, visit namecheap.com.

This press release was published on October 10, 2018

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