Monday, November 15, 2021

4.5 Million .com Domains Drop

 Someone dropped a ridiculous number of .com domains this past week.  The number of .com domains has been steadily rising for the past several years.  In June of 2021, there were 160 million .com domains registered.  As of November 7, 2021, there were 163,314,752 million .com domains registered.  When we checked again on November 12, there were 158,828,297 million .com domains registered.  An enormous and unusual drop-off in registered .coms.  Were any short domains dropped?  It seems the portfolio held many short domains and these were dropped across the board.

On November 7, 2021, there were 579,948 4-character .com domains registered.  Then when we checked again on November 12, there were 563,045 4-character .com domains registered.

Same for 5-letter .coms.  On November 7 there were 3,150,724 .com domains of this type registered.  By November 12, there were 3,065,423 5-letter .com domains registered.

Same pattern as well for 6 number .com domains. On November 7 there were 667,560 registered 6-number .com domains.  But by November 12, there were 646,907 6-number .com domains registered.

Short domains dropping across all types.  Definitely seems like a large holder decided not to renew an enormous portfolio, with lots of short domains in it.  Domains registered tracked using's helpful search function.  

Friday, April 9, 2021

How Many .COM Domains Are Registered Each Day

 As of today, there are 158,449,602 .COM domains registered.  Four days ago, on April 5, 2021, there were 158,124,528 .COM domains registered.  That represents a registration rate of 81,269/day over the last four days.  Is that a lot?  It is!  The average number of .COM domains registered/day since September 25, 2000 has averaged 18,724 .COM domains/day.  Here are some data points for reference:

Definitely a lot of .COM domains were registered over the last few days, but it's also probably too small a sample size to mean much.  Registration shows no signs of slowing though, after more than 20 years of registrations!

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