Amazon and “broken bones” dominate trending keywords in .COM & .NET domain names

com / net domains

The top 10 trending keywords registered in .COM and .NET domain names during the month of December 2016 were published by Verisign, the .com and .net registry.

Not a single common keyword in the .com and .net lists.

This is the list from last month with many keywords related to Donald Trump. This month Amazon, “broken bones” and “fake” news(?) dominate the .com list.

Top 10 Keyword Registration Trends for .COM and .NET in December 2016:



amazon near
lawn custom
fake control
sold core
broken lock
bone loans
museum creek
certified indian
puppy adult
member block

These are not the top 10 keywords overall but rather the keywords that saw the highest increase in terms of domain name registrations in the past month. Each list was developed by examining keyword registration growth relative to the preceding month, such that those keywords with the highest percentage of registration growth are being reported on. This method is used to eliminate commonly registered keywords, such as “online” and “shop,” to provide a true look at monthly trends.

If you’d like to do your own domain name keyword research, check out Verisign Domain View, a tool that allows you to enter keywords to see registration trends in .COM and .NET.


About Konstantinos Zournas

Studied Computer Engineering and Computer Science in London, UK and now living in Athens, Greece. Love domains and building websites. Went online in 1995, learned about HTML in 1996 and about domains in 2002. Started publishing the blog in 2012.

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