Less than 1,500 .Boston domains were registered on general availability

Less than 1,500 .Boston domain names were registered on general availability day 1, October 10 2017.

According to Namestat there are now 1,619 registered .Boston domain names. The total includes 1,429 registrations from general availability and 190 domain registrations prior to that, including registry domains, sunrise/trademark registrations and a few pioneer/community registrations.

The number quoted for general availability domains does not include the whole first day as zone files were updated about 8-10 hours after .boston launched. Also domains without nameservers (usually 2%-3% of the total numbers) are not included.

81.8% (939) of the total domains are registered in the US. (excluding domains under privacy)

Other .boston key metrics from day 1 only:

  • +1,429 domains
  • 20 countries
  • 22 registrars
  • average registration term was 1.07 years
  • 19.66% domains are behind whois privacy

These are the biggest .boston registrars from the total 1,629 domains:

GoDaddy.com, LLC* 599
Hello Internet Corp. 233
EnCirca, Inc. 182
united-domains AG 124

(*GoDaddy includes all of its wholly owned registrars.)


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 OnlineDomain.com blog in 2012.


  1. Did anyone reg PleaseComeTo.Boston?

  2. By the way, sorry to be a little off-topic, K, but is anyone else having a problem with FB today? When I log in it’s a blank white screen.

    • That sounds like good news to me…

      • I must say, some aspects of this could not be any more “thought provoking” either, but unfortunately I “can’t” reveal why…

      • Ok, while strictly speaking I was never a “detective,” though I would definitely love to have been one and wish I had for a part of my life, I have done some detective work and found more answers and useful info…

        But here’s the kicker: you can’t find this by merely trying to log into your normal FB desktop account, because all you get is the white screen, and I don’t even use FB on phone:

        “Facebook Will Be Back Soon
        Facebook is down for required maintenance right now, but you should be able to get back on within a few minutes. In the meantime, read more about why you’re seeing this message. Thanks for your patience as we improve the site.”

        “This usually means we’re making an improvement to the database your account is stored on. While this process won’t affect your account, you temporarily won’t be able to access the site.
        Keep in mind, we don’t do site maintenance on all accounts at the same time. It’s possible that your friends will be able to access the site while your account is still unavailable.”

        Did someone say database? 🙂 Yes, I know a thing or two about those… 🙂

        Thank you for your hospitality and indulging me, Konstantinos…

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