Donuts: “Not-Coms End the Year On A High” (Infographic)

donutsDonuts has issued an infographic that shows the New gTLD growth rate by month. November featured a surge of domain name registrations.

New extension registrations have grown 270% since January 2015.

“The “not-com” movement has made it to prime time. Hundreds of new domain name extensions—the part to the right of the dot—are available to the general public, with hundreds more on the way.”

Here is the infographic:



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.


  1. So thanks to total dissolution the .Com is shit. Everybody that has none can now have some. Sounds like obamacare for domains…to bad all these “domainers” jumped right in…might have hung yourselves in the long run!!! Anyone gonna say that domainers were sold out or is this just CHEAP Walmart progression? ? ?

  2. We have made it to where any name you pass as gas will work as well as a premium dotcom

    Chad Lancaster

  3. Anyone want to guess how much collectively has been spent on nTLDs to date (considering premium renewals, renewals on 2014 regs and EAP/pre-general registration pricing)? Where did that money come from? How much longer can 10 million NTLDs be renewed if the nTLD aftermarket is stagnant for several years?

  4. It’s a great big World out there and there are lots registrants, present and future, who will need a name. Existing domainers (you and I) will all go the way of Rick Schwartz and Mike Berkens. We’ll get old and we’ll retire. The names (the good ones) will live on, but they’re going to have a lot of company. You can’t fight the tide, but you can ride the wave if you’re smart and you’re driven. Either that or get out of the way because you’re going to get wet. New not-com domains are like a young wine. Do not drink for a few years. Cold comfort to those who can’t afford their renewals. Maybe history will repeat and the people who make good money with so called not-coms (on the secondary market) are those who pick names up after they drop in 5 years, just like I did after the .com bust. These are still early days.

    • There are a lot of registrants but they will not need a name suddenly over night. It will take years.
      And they will want the best domains. The top 100k of the 10 million. Either that or they will get their own crap domain.
      So people you better own the best New gTLD domains.
      .Com is another matter…

      As always you need to have patience for an investment to payout. I am getting paid today for domains I bought in bulk 10 years ago. Most people would have dropped these domains 5 or even 8 years ago. I didn’t.

  5. Panta rhei, 萬物─流轉, Everything is constantly changing. The domain industry in 20 years will not be the same as that of today. What will it look like? That’s anyone’s job to create an idea about it. IMHO, people’s awareness of the new GTLDS will only increase, not decrease, meaning there will be more use of them. Again meaning that some of them may bring a higher ROI than bank deposits.

  6. Today the ‘not-coms’ are recognized more then yesterday, tomorrow they will be recognized more then today….

  7. Frank made a good point on the sherpa show! The domain has to make you feel funny inside. Rick mention
    great domains shine like diamonds. I hated gtlds at first and told Frank via ricksblog on many occasions. Things have changed now and about 10% of my portfolio
    is gtlds. When I look at some of my gtlds they are shining so bright my eyes hurt. Life is full of surprises:) keep your eyes wide open.

  8. The new TLD mania reminds of the tech stock mania in the late 90s. Of course most new TLD buyers (Domainers) were kids / teenagers at the time.

  9. Nice to see the non-com’s soaring to new heights. This infographic should help some of the non-believers take a step closer to getting on-board. 😉

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