GoDaddy tops survey for fourth year in a row, eNom continues slide.
For four years running, GoDaddy has topped the list of domain name registrars in the annual Domain Name Wire Survey. GoDaddy took home top honors in this year’s survey with 43% of the vote. Below are the top 5 vote getters, followed by analysis:
1. GoDaddy 44%
2. Moniker 18%
3. Fabulous 10%
4. eNom 9%
5. 1&1 5%
GoDaddy is popular amongst all types of domain owners. This year it even came out on top for larger domainers owning over 1,000 domains (last year it was second).
I’ve noticed a couple trends in the four years of doing this survey.
The first is the rise of Moniker. In 2006, Moniker ranked fifth with just 8% of the vote. It jumped to second behind GoDaddy in 2007 and has retained that spot. Moniker is visible amongst the domain investor crowd, running live domain auctions and sponsoring shows.
The second is the fall of eNom. After ranking second in 2006 with 20% of the vote, it fell to third with 10% in 2007 and then slipped even further to fourth in this year’s survey.
The other companies on the list are there for different reasons. Fabulous offers low prices and caters to big domain portfolio owners; 1&1 is a cut-rate domain seller with a main business in web hosting.