2018 Domain Report Executive Summary
As one of the world's leading registrars handling more than 10 million domains, Namecheap has a substantial amount of data on registration trends, such as which are most popular, how they are developing, and what registration trends may be unfolding in the future.
The domain industry saw some compelling trends between January and June 2018. The ever-reigning .com still stands at the top of the list, followed by .info, and the relatively new arrival .club at number three. No doubt the adaptability of .club makes it attractive to businesses and hobbyists alike.
Some other notable items in this year’s 20 best-selling domains include the rookies .space, .website, and .online.
Regarding country code top-level domains (ccTLDs), as could be expected, .us is the most popular, with a vast number of individuals and businesses wanting an association with the United States within their site’s domain name. The flexibility and brevity of .co, as well as its comparability to .com, put it next on the list. Similarly, other ccTLDs, like .ai and .io prosper from their potential to be applied to other industries.
This year, the technology sector has taken in .app as a top choice, as determined by Namecheap’s aggregate number of registrations during H1 2018. Companies supplying financial services have chosen .cash, .exchange, and .capital as their most popular TLDs this year.
Download the full report for complete lists of top performers in several categories, including extensive insights regarding today’s TLD market in general, and how it has changed since in the past decade.