Monday, June 20, 2011

What Domains Are Being Registered?

On June 1, we noted that 776 NNNNN.com (5 digit .com domains) were available to be registered.  As of today the number of available domains is 611.

Which domain beginnings are being registered at a faster/slower pace?

There was a 7% decrease in domains starting with a "0" (65 to 61).
There was a 100% decrease in domains starting with a "1" (3 to 0).
There was an 18% decrease in domains starting with a "2" (66 to 56).
There was a 32% decrease in domains starting with a "3" (49 to 37).
There was a 20% decrease in domains starting with a "4" (311 to 260).
There was a 200% decrease in domains starting with a "5" (9 to 3).
There was a 58% decrease in domains starting with a "6" (63 to 40).
There was a 40% decrease in domains starting with a "7" (136 to 97).
There was a 93% decrease in domains starting with a "8" (27 to 14).
There was a 9% decrease in domains starting with a "9" (47 to 43).

There was a 27% decrease in available NNNNN.com domains overall, so we can see which domain beginnings are being registered at an above-average pace ("1", "3", "5", "6", "7", and "8").  The domains where registration is slow compared to the average are those that begin with a "2", "4", and "9").  The fact that domains starting with a "4" have a lower-than-average rate is not surprising, as these are the least popular among all of the numbers.  We will be keeping an eye on that number especially, as if NNNNN.com are ever going to be bought out again, a significant number of these unpopular domains will need to be registered.