What does TLD stands for? A TLD or gTLD stands for “Top-level domain or generic Top-level domain”. When speaking of a top level domain, you are referring to what comes immediately after the dot. The most commonly registered gTLD are (.)com, (.)net, and (.)org. These gTLD are completely oversaturated and finding a great domain name can prove to be a difficult task. Many domainers and entrepreneurs are looking to invest in great names with different TLDs. The most registered non common TLDs in 2016 according to NTLDStats is:
- .XYZ (6,516,512 registered)
- .Top (3,682,703 registered)
- .Wang (1,052,040 registered)
- .Win (1,039,849 registered)
- .Club (814,467 registered)
- .Site (492,023 registered)
- .Vip (460,260 registered)
- .Bid (425,776 registered)
- .Online (418,190 registered)
- .Link (417,178 registered)
There is a lot of hype surrounding some of the newer TLDs like (.)VIP. This TLD is quite the story in China with over $6million dollar in 30 days invested according to DomainNews. According to DomainNews, there was over 400,000 domains registered in the first month of registration with the average domain costing $23,000. This Domain is currently ranked #7 on NTLDStats and it is ranked #15 on RegisteredStats. Registered Stats does not have the most up to date numbers on the domains, but it does include gTLD on the set of data they provide.
Another big TLD to hit the market is (.)xyz. Google recently invested in this TLD with Alphabet over the past year. The domain they chose was abc.xyz which generated a lot of interest in this TLD. The success of this TLD was not immediate due to the TLD not showing up in organic search result, but that issue has now been resolved. This is the fastest growing TLD and is the biggest TLD in the market right now according the NTLDStats. There are over 6 million domains registered under (.)xyz. One of the biggest selling point of this TLD might be that it only cost $1 to register on godaddy. Daniel Negari is the entrepreneur who started (.)xyz and is the current CEO of xyz.com.
However while all these new domains are making a huge impact on the domain market, (.)com is still the most registered TLD with 127,155,803 according to RegisteredStats. (.)com had the biggest gains in terms of domain registration with 37,198 domains registered out of 54,225.
With these numbers (.)com are still responsible for over 68% of all domains registered during this time period.
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