The report shows that .com is used as top level domain by 49.6% of all the websites. The only two New gTLDs that are used in more than 0.1% of websites are .xyz and .club.
World Wide Web Technology Surveys (W3Techs) is reporting daily the usage of top level domains for websites.
The table below shows the percentages of websites using various top level domains. Click here to see the methodology used in the survey.
Excellent article – thanks for sharing!
Trying to sell domains in TLDs that very few people use is going to be a challenge….
I would not give this survey much authority, as it’s done based on Alexa ranking. The latter, is not a qualified metric outside of the Alexa toolbar user base.
“We include only the top 10 million websites (top 1 million before June 2013) in the statistics in order to limit the impact of domain spammers. We use website popularity rankings provided by Alexa (an Amazon.com company) using a 3 months average ranking. Alexa rankings are sometimes considered inaccurate for measuring website traffic, but we find that they serve our purpose of providing a representative sample of established sites very well. “
That is 10 million websites. That is a good sample even if the the result is a bit off.
There are a few issues with this sample. It’s based on Alexa traffic ranking, which requires the installation of Alexa toolbar. What is the percentage of Internet users that use it?
There are plenty of web sites that have low Alexa ranking, including ccTLDs and gTLDs. Excluding these from an arbitrary sample skewed to favorite .com domains can vastly slant the survey results.
If there was any slant, it would be to non U.S. (com) properties. So the .com would actually be higher.
Thank you, those are really important data and they seem reliable.
The .com monopoly is officially over. By the end of the year I think this will be closer to 40% as awareness and adoption continues to increase for new naming options.