News stories generate domain name registrations.
Verisign has released its list of trending terms in .com and .net domain name registrations last month.
A couple of terms are directly related to news stories: Nepal, which is recovering from earthquakes, came in at #8. Cuba, which is being opened up even more to the United States, ranked #4. (Read this story about a domain name investor who was really early for Cuba domain names.)
IoT, short for Internet of Things, ranked #6.
(Verisign’s DomainView is down right now, so I can’t get exact numbers of registered domains using these terms.)
Here are the top 10 trending terms in .com, which means they showed the biggest jump in registrations: Click here to continue reading…