Verisign’s September Trending Keywords Influenced by US Hurricanes

verisign-com-net-imageVerisign’s monthly list of the top 10 trending keywords in English in the .com and .net top level domains have been influenced by the hurricanes that have been battering the United States.

The keywords “Irma” and “disaster” made it into the top 10 for .com while “relief” made it into the top 10 for .net.

The full lists are:



irma base
pic tile
lean testing
jerseys drain
prices relief
parks tickets
disaster proofing
aspen inspections
porter dependent
drain rise

Each list is 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.