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December 14, 2018 23:48

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#XYZ domain registrations about to drop below the 2 million mark

A year ago, we reported on the number of .XYZ domains dipping below 4 million registrations. During the past year, the once top new gTLD has lost its comfortable first spot among other gTLDs, and has lost half of that number. It now trails .Top and .Loan with just over 2 million domains. Penny promotions […]

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Big drop : Dot .XYZ back to May 2016 registration levels

The .XYZ numbers have fallen to the levels of May 2016, right before a massive “penny promo” that catapulted it well above 5 million domains. After a year, renewal rates of those .XYZ domains registered at $0.01 each appear minimal. Many domain investors dropped thousands of .XYZ domains en masse. While the cost of registration […]

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Big in China? Dot .Loan claims 1.5 million domain registrations

Famous Four Media announced that its dot .Loan gTLD recently crossed the 1.5 million domain registration milestone. FFM said in a press release: “Famous Four Media, one of the world’s leading domain registry operators, is delighted to announce that its dot LOAN gTLD has surpassed 1,500,000 registrations! This represents another extraordinary milestone. Famous Four Media […]

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Uniregistry and gTLDs : Domain registrations surpass the 2 million mark

Uniregistry, and its domain registrar, Uniregistrar, have more reasons to celebrate. Frank Schilling’s company has officially surpassed 2 million domain names under management, as far as new gTLDs go. The milestone was crossed last week, according to ntldstats that keeps track of such domain data. More than 1.5 million registrations are for .XYZ domains, which […]

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Domain pennies : Time is running out on 3 million plus .XYZ domains

Thanks to a penny promotion for its second anniversary, the .XYZ gTLD more than doubled its numbers from less than 3 million, to more than 6 million domains. Priced at $0.01 dollars, the mass registration of .XYZ domains came at no sweat to domain opportunists, who went after every left-over keyword not taken previously. Almost […]

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China supremacy : The top 20 domain Registrants of new gTLDs

When it comes down to new gTLD domain ownership, there is no fine line between individual domain investors and holding companies. Unlike previous TLDs, the new gTLDs present many opportunities to the Registries: they can keep names to themselves. Regardless, a registrant can be defined as a uniquely identified email address, and that’s what we’ll […]

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How long is your .Wang ?

The ongoing argument about domain size came into play, as the latest registration data was released by ntldstats. Wiggling around from the rear, the .Wang gTLD currently measures more than 284,000 registrations. That’s doubling in size since mid May; in other words, .Wang is a definite grower. “Lots of gTLDs boast huge numbers, but .Wang […]

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XYZ domains : Large drop in the zone files as ‘robo-registration’ anniversary continues

We’ve been providing a weekly report on the status and growth trend of dot .XYZ domains, a year after Network Solutions ran a massive robo-registration campaign. Last week we witnessed an increase in the number of registered domains that exist in the zone files. Such numbers are provided by statistic-gathering web sites like ntldstats. This […]

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Dot .XYZ zone files : Domain registrations are rising slowly

For the past several weeks we’ve been monitoring the numbers of dot .XYZ domains; the controversy spawned last year by a Network Solutions robo-registration campaign makes the #1 new gTLD a very interesting case. With tens of thousands of .XYZ domains assigned for free to owners of matching .com domains, Network Solutions created a stash […]

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Dot .XYZ registrations dip below 800,000 domains “in the zone”

We’ve been following the performance of the .XYZ gTLD and post weekly reports on its numbers. The news is that dot .XYZ domains have now less than 800,000 registrations, dropping from 803,856 to a new total of 791,038 XYZ domains. The numbers represent the number active domains that exist in the zone file, and therefore […]

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