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11% of .Net Domains Aren’t Registered in .Com

May 11, 2010Domain Services, Domaining, Domainnamewire, hosterstatsComments Off on 11% of .Net Domains Aren’t Registered in .Com

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A few months ago I was introduced to, a web site with a wealth of domain name data. The statistic in the headline of this post is somewhat surprising, but you’ll find it right here in HosterStats’ cross domain comparison.

Over 1.4 million domain names that are registered in .net aren’t registered in .com. Over 20% of domains registered in .org aren’t registered in .com. Think about all the errant traffic this sends to their non-existent .com counterparts.

Another interesting data bank on HosterStats is the domain counts by TLD by month. ICANN releases the official counts each month, but three months in arrears. HosterStats data is more recent and relevant. For example, the site spotted that .asia dropped below 200,000 registrations last week.

In case you were wondering, when it comes to the last three letters of a domain name, the most common letters are ing.

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