Frank Schilling is the biggest registrant of new TLDs
New registrant report reveals who has the most registrations in new top level domain names.
nTLDStats.com published a new “Registrant Breakdown” today [see update below]. It shows the top registrants of new top level domain names.
Coming in at number one on the list is Frank Schilling’s North Sound Names, which registered tens of thousands of names in his own TLDs in order to sell them at higher prices.
According to nTLDStats, North Sound Names has registered 43,177. I believe close to half of those are in .link alone.
Schilling has previously said he didn’t plan to register domains in TLDs he didn’t own, so all of these registrations should be in his own TLDs.
Number two on the list is the government of China through China Organizational Name Administration Center (CONAC). They did a deal with Dot Chinese Online (.在线) and Dot Chinese Website (.中文网) for about 20,000 domain names. (nTLDSTats shows that it’s on the whois for 17,030 domains.)
After that the numbers drop to about 5,000 domains and fewer.
This information is interesting, and would be even more useful if you could break it down by top level domain.
[Update: Konstantinos Zournas comments that this data has been published for a while. I thought I saw a tweet from nTLDStats saying it just published this, but apparently I actually saw a tweet from TheDomains. So I also owe a hat tip to Raymond Hackney.]