Over the last decade .INFO has been the #2 most-registered domain at NameCheap

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:

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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?

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  • Rick Schwartz October 11, 2018, 3:51 am

    I don’t think Namecheap represents true global data and their numbers will be very misleading if you do. They are a domain investors insiders registry.

    Godaddy would have much more valuable information.
    I discount this 100%.

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  • Peter October 11, 2018, 3:52 am

    Thanks for sharing. This will give. Info domainer hope that there is still money to make. I am even surprise to see Shortcodes.info for sell on godaddy auction but no bid yet. Thanks for sharing

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    • H October 12, 2018, 10:15 pm

      Godaddy is putting random names on their ‘auctions’, that does not mean anything. I have few of my domains being ‘auctioned’ there, I did not ever consent to that and the registrar is not Godaddy, they just do it, who cares.

      .info has first year discount and that explains the registration numbers. Give up your hope.

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  • Xavier.xyz October 11, 2018, 10:29 am

    NameCheap is the registrar of choice when it comes to phishing,malware and pirates domains. That explains why the .info is popular at NC lol

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  • Mark Thorpe October 11, 2018, 6:11 pm

    I picked up Thorpes.info on GoDaddy auctions to go with my other Thorpes domains.
    .Info is a better choice than most of the other nTLD’s on the list and ones not on the list as well.

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