NameCheap recently published their 2018 Domain Insights and Trend Report (read it here) and I was pretty amazed to see that over the last ten years, .INFO has been the second most-registered domain at NameCheap next to .COM.
Not surprisingly, next comes .NET and .ORG, but I would have guessed that the data would show .COM, .NET, .ORG, and then sure maybe a .INFO, but second place – I would have never guessed.
That being said, I think we all remember when .INFO was being sold for I think $0.99 or maybe even a penny, do you remember? Whatever it was, people loaded up on .INFO domains and I think those promotions lasted for quite some time driving a massive amount of registrations.
Now data collected over the last decade is interesting, but I’m always the most interested in current data, i.e. this year. Here’s what NameCheap has seen soon far as their most-registered gTLD and ccTLDS:
It’s pretty incredible to see .CLUB now in the #3 spot, and yes – .INFO is holding its own in the #2 spot so this isn’t just a trend that took place over the last decade…it seems to still be happening now.
So here’s my question, who’s buying all the .INFO names? Is it you?