RulesofSaving.com, registered by a Connecticut man yesterday, pushes company over milestone.
A tip of the hat to GoDaddy Group, which runs GoDaddy.com, Wild West Domains, and Blue Razor, for crossing the 30 million domains registered mark. This number appears to reflect the total number of domains currently registered. Given expirations, that means GoDaddy has registered a lot more domains than that over its lifetime.
According to RegistrarStats.com, GoDaddy.com has around 26 million domains registered and Wild West Domains, its reseller program, counts over 3 million domains.
Demand Media’s Enom, also known for its strong reseller program, is the second largest domain registrar with 9 million domains registered. (RegistrarStats is a service of Enom).
When you consider it was just a decade ago that Network Solutions lost its monopoly on domain name registrations, it’s impressive to see the amount of competition. Network Solutions is now in third place. Register.com, another early entrant in the business, has fewer than 3 million domains registered. Both Network Solutions and Register.com focus on the business market and have significantly higher registration fees than most registrars.
GoDaddy’s keys to success? I’d have to say aggressive pricing and marketing.