Tag Archives: .NET

Hurricane Florence Makes Its Mark In September .COM and .NET Keywords

Verisign have released their latest list of top trending keywords in English for .com and .net registrations for the month of September. “Florence” made it to both the .com and .net lists following Hurricane Florence that brought catastrophic flooding to the Carolinas in the eastern United States in September.

With more than 300 million domain names registered globally, Verisign note there are numerous examples of trending keywords reflected by domain name registrations. In the past there has been a correlation between domain name registrations and newsworthy and popular events, as well as anticipated trends.

Here are the top 10 trending keywords registered in September 2018:

.COM

.NET

asset marijuana
organic  removal
kiosk  cane
sets titan
 plex sustain
 cane  fiber
florence double
kratom florence
 homecare damage
niagara  divine

 

Click here to see other domain trends blog posts.

 

August Trending Keywords for .COM, .NET and .BE

Verisign and DNS Belgium both publish trending keywords for their biggest top level domains. For Verisign it’s .com and .net, for DNS Belgium it’s .be. In the last week they’ve both published their August lists.

For Verisign, whose list is for English keywords only, the top .com keyword was “fan” and for .net it was “hotels”. For .be, whose results are published in a word cloud, “ensemble” came out tops while “Mercedes-Benz”, “herstellen”, “bio”, “services” and “iphone” all featured prominently.

DNS Belgium note that “the holiday mood completely disappeared in August: domain names concerning campings or campers no longer figure in the top 50. We do notice that a number of companies are building a portfolio of .be websites, with registrations per sales point / region: mercedes-benz and ensemble (for group purchases) are examples of this trend.” Frequently registered words (online, web, shop, etc) are taken out in an effort to present the trends better.

The top 10 trending keywords registered in August 2018 for .com and .net were:

.COM

.NET

fan hotels
grid  hard
grad  apps
email canna
 shorting bull
 bets  pink
orthodontists guy
fabric pocket
 goose gifts
cryptocurrency  professional

 

The word cloud for the top trending keywords for .be in August were:

Another Month, Another Verisign COM/NET Trending Keywords

Verisign have published another list of its top 10 trending keywords in English for .com and .net. Top of the heap for the month of July for .com was “vein”, while “ton” topped the .net list.

There are more than 300 million domain names registered globally and there are numerous examples of trending keywords reflected by domain name registrations. Previous top 10 lists have shown correlations between domain name registrations and newsworthy and popular events, as well as anticipated trends.

For those interested in the top trending keywords, see below:

.COM

.NET

vein ton
globe  fashion
years  film
custody company
 litigation  over
 cozy  mortgage
 tesla genesis
wicked head
 claims source
 fitter  ward

 

Verisign’s Trending .COM/.NET Keywords for June

If you’re a keen follower of what’s hot in domain name registrations, Verisign’s monthly top trending keywords in domain names registered in the .com and .net TLDs will be of interest.

Verisign note that with more than 300 million domain names registered globally, there are numerous examples of trending keywords reflected by domain name registrations. We have shown in the past that there is a correlation between domain name registrations and newsworthy and popular events, as well as anticipated trends.

So the top 10 trending keywords registered in June 2018 were:

.COM

.NET

force space
explore  insurance
ceramic  side
accident force
 coating  marketing
 maven  energy
 supplement construction
realm photo
 trainings white
 scooter  street

 

 

New gTLDs Plummet, .NET Slides, While .COM and ccTLDs Continue To Grow: Verisign DNIB

The growth in domain names was once upon a time not so many years ago on a sharp upward trajectory. But over the last couple of years that growth has slowed dramatically, with registrations growing 1.0% in the year to the end of the first quarter in 2018, or 3.2 million, to approximately 333.8 million domain name registrations across all top level domains, according to the latest Domain Name Industry Brief from Verisign for the first quarter of 2018. For the quarter, registrations grew approximately 1.4 million, or 0.4%, compared to the fourth quarter of 2017.

This growth compares to the year to the end of the first quarter of 2010 when domain name registrations grew by 11 million, or 6%, or the year to the end of the first quarter of 2017 when registrations grew 11.8 million, or 3.7%.

Total country-code top level domain (ccTLD) registrations were approximately 146.3 million at the end of the first quarter of 2018, with an increase of approximately 0.2 million domain name registrations, or 0.1%, compared to the fourth quarter of 2017. ccTLDs increased by approximately 3.2 million domain name registrations, or 2.2%, year over year. This is a noticeable improvement on 12 months ago when the growth was 1.7% year over year. In the year to the end of the first quarter 2010 growth was 3.2%.

The .com and .net TLDs had a combined total of approximately 148.3 million domain name registrations in the domain name base at the end of the first quarter of 2018, with an increase of approximately 1.9 million domain name registrations, or 1.3%, compared to the fourth quarter of 2017.

The .com and .net TLDs had a combined increase of approximately 4.6 million domain name registrations, or 3.2%, year over year. As of 31 March, the .com domain name base totalled approximately 133.9 million domain name registrations, up from 128.4 million 12 months ago, while the .net domain name base totalled approximately 14.4 , down from 15.2 million 12 months ago.

New .com and .net domain name registrations totalled approximately 9.6 million at the end of the first quarter of 2018, compared to 9.5 million domain name registrations for the first quarter of 2017.

Total new generic top level domain (new gTLD) domain name registrations were approximately 20.2 million at the end of the first quarter of 2018, with a decrease of 0.4 million domain name registrations, or 2.0%, compared to the fourth quarter of 2017. New gTLDs decreased by approximately 5.3 million domain name registrations, or 20.7%, year over year.

Among the top 10 TLDs, the first 7 are the same as one year ago – .com is the largest followed by .cn (China – 21.4 million), .tk (Tokelau – 19.9m), .de (Germany – 16.3m), .net (14.4m), .uk (United Kingdom – 12.0m) and .org (10.3m). In eighth place was .info (6.2m) followed by .ru (Russian Federation – 6.1m) and .nl (Netherlands – 5.8m). In 2017 places 8 to 10 consisted of .ru, .nl and .xyz.

In their report Verisign note that their figures include domain names in the .tk ccTLD. .tk is a free ccTLD that provides free domain names to individuals and businesses. Revenue is generated by monetising expired domain names. Domain names no longer in use by the registrant or expired are taken back by the registry and the residual traffic is sold to advertising networks. As such, there are no deleted .tk domain names.

This article can be read with images at:
http://www.domainpulse.com/2018/06/15/new-gtlds-plummet-net-slides-while-com-and-cctlds-continue-to-grow-verisign-dnib/

Sports Betting Big On Verisign’s .COM/.NET Trending Keywords on Back of US Supreme Court Decision

Sports betting with a bit of blockchain thrown in were the top trending keywords in Verisign’s list of top trending English keywords for .com and .net in May. The rise in sports betting keywords came on the back of the U.S. Supreme Court striking down a 1992 federal law that barred sports gambling in most places, according to a Reuters report.

The decision in mid-May has paved the way for states to legalise sports gambling and has set off a rush by businesses and states to cash in on an expected multibillion-dollar jackpot. And the jackpot has hit .com and .net domain name registrations.

“The justices endorsed New Jersey’s bid to allow such wagering in a ruling that ushers in a new era for the leading U.S. sports leagues, which had sued to block the state’s sports gambling law and called such betting a threat to the integrity of competition, fearing game-fixing and other types of cheating,” reported Reuters.

As a result, sports betting-related keywords took out 6 of the top 10 trending .com keywords and 2 for .net. For .net 3 of the trending keywords were blockchain-related.

Here are the top 10 trending keywords registered in May 2018:

.COM

.NET

sports chain
bet  block
apple  sports
bets bet
 escort  blockchain
 gambling  hemp
 betting account
adverts national
 bookie gallery
 opportunity  sites

 

Verisign’s Top Trending Keywords for April

Another month of Verisign’s top trending keywords reflected by domain name registrations in the .com and .net top level domains (TLDs). I’m not sure what this month’s shows. But check out the list below for what were the trending keywords.

Verisign note that they’ve shown in the past that there is a correlation between domain name registrations and newsworthy and popular events, as well as anticipated trends.

So without further adieu, here are the top 10 trending keywords registered in April 2018:

.COM

.NET

funeral base
lazy  pen
holo  accident
 realtor attorney
 hainan  marijuana
 regenerative  child
 locations michigan
bankruptcy gulf
 cerveza pest
 ballistic  christ

 

Combined .COM/.NET Grows 3.2% in 12 Months To End March: Verisign

Verisign ended the first quarter with 148.3 million .com and .net domain name registrations in the domain name base, a 3.2% increase from the end of the first quarter of 2017, and a net increase of 1.91 million during the first quarter of 2018, according to financial results for the first quarter of 2018 released this week. The majority, if not all, of the growth would have been in .com as total .net registrations have been stagnant or declining in recent years.

This growth in .com and .net registrations compares to a 1.0% increase from the end of the first quarter of 2016 and 7.1% in the 12 months before that. Verisign doesn’t break out .com and .net registrations in their quarterly financial results. A breakdown won’t be made public until they release their Domain Name Industry Brief, the next one likely due in May or later.

In other “business highlights” Verisign announced that in the first quarter, they processed 9.6 million new domain name registrations for .com and .net. This compares to 9.5 million for the same quarter in 2017, 10.0 million in 2016 and 8.7 million in 2015.

The final .com and .net renewal rate for the fourth quarter of 2017 was 72.2% compared with 67.6 percent for the same quarter in 2016 and 73.3% and 72.5% in 2015 and 2014. Renewal rates are not fully measurable until 45 days after the end of the quarter.

VeriSign, Inc. and subsidiaries (“Verisign”) reported revenue of $299 million for the first quarter of 2018, up 3.7% percent from the same quarter in 2017. Verisign reported net income of $134 million and diluted earnings per share (diluted “EPS”) of $1.09 for the first quarter of 2018, compared to net income of $116 million and diluted EPS of $0.94 for the same quarter in 2017. The operating margin was 62.0 percent for the first quarter of 2018 compared to 60.7 percent for the same quarter in 2017.

“The continued focus and discipline of our employees has generated another quarter of solid financial performance and value creation,” said Jim Bidzos, Executive Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer.

What Does Verisign’s March Trending Keywords Show?

There are over 332 million domain names registered globally, and over 146 million in the .com and .net top level domains. And sometimes keywords used in registrations can reflect trends in news or popular events, either in the United States or globally.

March’s top trending keywords in English doesn’t appear to show much though. But maybe if you’re in North America you can pick up something that someone from outside the region doesn’t. So check out the list and see what you can pick up.

.COM

.NET

president general
passion  tampa
fortnite  hospital
 vietnam keep
 fairy  hotels
 rates  may
 jumbo boxing
residential podcast
 rights amazon
 grit  weather

Verisign notes that each list was developed by examining keyword registration growth relative to the preceding month, such that those keywords with the highest percentage of registration growth are being reported on. This method is used to eliminate commonly registered keywords, such as “online” and “shop,” to provide a true look at monthly trends. In order to be included, a keyword must experience a minimum threshold in registration growth month over month. Qualifying keywords with the highest volume of registrations are then ranked and included in the list.

Verisign’s Trending Keywords Features Black Panther Nation “Wakanda”

Verisign’s monthly list of top trending keywords in English sometimes heavily features American, and even world, happenings in its .com and .net keywords. And other months it’s hard to see a relevance. February’s trending keywords is a mixture, featuring “Wakanda”, the fictional African nation in the Marvel Comic books and film Black Panther in the .com list and CSGO, the acronym for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, a multiplayer first-person shooter video game.

As for the other keywords, well, see below and see what you make of them and what relevance there is to American in particular and global events. With more than 300 million domain names registered globally, Verisign note there are numerous examples of trending keywords reflected by domain name registrations.

Here are the top 10 trending keywords registered in February 2018.

.COM

.NET

hello house
fan  mark
chains csgo
 after west
 fusion  school
wakanda  works
 engineers wood
assist management
 scouts fund
 classifieds  white