Namecheap shares domain name insights and trends (2008 – 2018)

Namecheap shared some domain insights for 2018 so far including which TLDs are the most popular, how they are changing, and what that means for the future of domain name registrations.

They also shared some statistics from the past 10 years.

Here are some of the most important domain name trends using Namecheap data from January  2018 to June 2018 and also from the past decade (2008 – 2018):

Top Ten Most Popular Domains of H1 2018

Namecheap still sees .net, .info, and .org performing incredibly well, with .com untouchable at the top of the list.

  1. .com
  2. .info
  3. .club
  4. .org
  5. .site
  6. .net
  7. .online
  8. .website
  9. .space
  10. .app

Top Ten Most Popular Domains of The Decade (2008 – 2018)

  1. .com
  2. .info
  3. .net
  4. .org
  5. .club
  6. .us
  7. .co
  8. .pw
  10. .online

Top Ten Country Code TLDs

The top country code TLD is, perhaps unsurprisingly, .us. With a huge amount of businesses and individuals wanting the association with the United States in their TLD, it’s always at the top of the list.

The versatility of .co, and its similarity to .com, sees it coming second on the list. Similarly, other TLDs, like .io and .ai, benefit from their ability to be applied to the tech industry.

  1. .us
  2. .co
  3. .pw
  4. .io
  5. .me
  7. .ca
  8. .de
  9. .cc
  10. .ai

Top 5 New TLDs

  1. online
  2. site
  3. tech
  4. top
  5. space

Download here the full Namecheap report to get a more insights of all TLDs.


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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