Domain name registrar is third to meet 10 million domain milestone.
Tucows Inc. announced today that it hit a major milestone: 10 million domain names under management. The company credits its OpenSRS reseller network for hitting the milestone. The reseller network includes 10,000 web hosting companies, ISPs, Internet consultants, and other service providers in over 100 countries.
At the end of December 2008, the company topped 7 million domain names and surpassed Network Solutions as it migrated domains from the Its Your Domain acquisition on to its platform. In November 2009 — the most recent public report at ICANN — Tucows had about 6.5 million .com and .net domain names registered.
RegistrarStats.com still shows Tucows Inc. having fewer than 8 million domain names, so some of the domain names must be under a different registrar name or RegistrarStats isn’t counting correctly.
In terms of the biggest registrars, Tucows trails only eNom and Go Daddy. Go Daddy recently topped the 40 million domain milestone.