Starting Dot Launches “PREMIUM TLD 50“

starting-dotStarting Dot, the registry of .ski, .bio and .archi, launched the inaugural edition of the “PREMIUM TLD 50“, ranking of the world’s top 50 premium generic top-level Internet domains (gTLDs).

The Premium TLD 50 measures the performance of the largest premium generic suffixes by total number of domain names registered. It tracks the performance of gTLDs with an average retail fee over US$40.

Although this is an interesting tracker, the $40 mark seems a bit arbitrary.

The composition of the PREMIUM TLD 50  is reviewed quarterly, domain name registration totals are also updated quarterly. As of March 31, 2015, the PREMIUM TLD 50 shows a total of 337,186 domain names across the 50 best-selling premium gTLDs.

Here is the top 10:

Rank TLD Total Sold Domains Avg. Retail price in USD Registry Operator
 1  xxx  101,628  80 ICM Registry
2  expert  28,692 47 Donuts
3 global  10,811 82 DotGlobal
4  lawyer  10,532 41 Rightside
5  bio 9,003 66 Starting Dot
6  ventures 7,965 47 Donuts
7  menu 7,878 41 Wedding TLD
8  attorney 7,279 41 Rightside
9  careers 7,243 47 Donuts
10 holdings 6,576 47 Donuts

Click here to download the complete Q1 2015 PREMIUM TLD 50


About Konstantinos Zournas

I studied Computer Engineering and Computer Science in London, UK and I am now living in Athens, Greece. I went online in 1995, started coding in 1996 and began buying domain names and creating websites in 2000. I started the blog in 2012.

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