The end of 2017, the entire system recorded 332.4 million domain names successfully registered. How many CouponTree‘s members contribute in this total?
If in the 3th quarter, the number of domain names have decreased slightly compared to the previous quarter, the last quarter of the year has increased again. The growth rate was 0.5%, equivalent to an increase of 1.7 million domain names compared to the third quarter of 2017. Compared to the same period in 2016, the total number of domain names registered successfully increased 3.1 million domain, up 0.9%.
.COM and .NET domains
As of December 31, 2017, the total number of .COM and .Net domain names reached 146.4 million, up 2.9% over the same period last year. In his number, 9 million new domains were registered. The figure for the fourth quarter of 2016 is 8.8 million.
.COM still holds the No. 1 position, being the most domain-registered domain with 131.9 million domains.
In the 4th quarter of 2017, virtual currency Bitcoin, deals and issues around it is always a topic of great interest. Therefore, “coin” is still the most registered keyword in .COM and .NET domains.
Country-Level Domains (ccTLD)
The total number of high-end country domain names reached 146.1 million domains, up 1.4 million domain names – equivalent to 1% compared with the third quarter of 2017. Compared to the same period a year ago, total ccTLDs increased by 3.4 million domains, or 2.4%.
Top 10 top-level country-specific domain names are as follows:
New domain (ngTLDs)
New extensions accounted for 6.2%, corresponding to 20.6 million domains out of the total number of domain names recorded as of December 31, 2017. .Loan first rose to the top with 2.1 million domain names, followed by .XYZ (1.9 million domain names) and .TOP (1.29 million domain names).
Looking back on the analysis of statistics on the status of Internet domain names in the fourth quarter of 2016, you can see that in 2017 although the indexes increase compared to 2016 but the growth rate is very low if compared with the growth rate of 2016 compared to 2015.
In 2017 I personally see the suppliers have gradually removed the flash sale to attract new customers but instead is the strategy to improve the quality of services, more incentives with the accompanying services (such as: Free SSL, Free Privacy) to retain existing customers.
Hopefully in 2018, not only will the quality of service be improved, but there will be even more incentives from providers!