Official data from November show some interesting domain movement.
ICANN just published data from Verisign about .com activity in November. This was right in the thick of the anniversary of the “Chinese surge” and the data show it.
GoDaddy has the most expired deletions because it’s the biggest, but check out these huge deletion numbers at Chinese registrars:
I imagine these numbers increased in December, but we’ll have to wait a month to find out.
You’ll see below that HiChina also had massive inbound transfers, and conversely, eName and 22net lost a lot. So it appears HiChina picked up some domains from them. Maybe it was an investor buying out other investors?
Now, let’s get to the normal charts that I track each month for .Com Winners & Losers… Click here to see the charts…