Two tools show you which sites built on new TLDs are gaining traction.
A key for the long run success of each new top level domain name is usage. Which TLDs are getting traction with actual end users?
Two tools based on Alexa data can help you find out.
Softnik, creator of Watch My Domains Pro, has created a free tool that makes it easy to sort the Alexa 1 Million list by TLD. Just type in a TLD, hit enter and you’ll quickly see a list of domains on that TLD that are in the list.
According to the tool, there are 157 .club domains, 59 .guru and 43 .xyz in the top million.
DomainIncite has a similar tool in its paid Pro service.
Although it’s not sortable by top level domain, it shows only those top million sites that are on new TLDs. It’s a different way to look at the data, and both are helpful. (If you click “TLD” at the top of the column, it will sort by TLD.)
Now, a big caveat: these tools are based on Alexa data. Alexa is notoriously inaccurate. It’s just directionally correct. Domains separated by ranks of 10,000 and even 100,000 might actually be reversed for true traffic volume.
You also have a lot of sites in the list with paid traffic or that forward to other sites.
Still, I think it’s a good tool to get a feel for how a new TLD is doing with end users.