Chinese surge starts to show up in monthy .com reports.
ICANN has published Verisign’s registrar data for .com from September, and it’s starting to show the surge of .Com registrations in China.
As I do every month, I ran the numbers to see which registrars performed best in terms of new registrations and transfers.
This month is notable because HiChina and eName, both based in China, had stellar months. HiChina registered nearly three times as many .com domains in September as it did in August. eName was more impressive, jumping more than 10X month-over-month.
Let’s start by reviewing which registrars that added the most new .com domain name registrations:
1. GoDaddy* 871,472
3. HiChina 410,026
3. eName 312,885 24,707
4. eNom** 217,888
5. PublicDomainRegistry 147,009
(Keep in mind that these reports are published after a three-month delay. So this post is about September’s results.)
When it comes to registrars that won the transfer game, here are the top five registrars for September that have retail operations. These numbers are the net gains after taking into consideration transfers-out:
1. Uniregistry +16,221
2. eName +13,613
3. Google +5,858
4. NameSilo +5,848
5. Key-Systems +5,750
Here are the registrars that lost the most to transfers, offset by the number of inbound transfers:
1. MelbourneIT -12,919
2. Fabulous -8,959
3. Network Solutions -7,304
4. Moniker -7,180
5. PublicDomainRegistry -6,017
*Includes GoDaddy and Wild West Domains **Includes eNom and Name.com, but not dropcatching registrars.