Some familiar faces and a new one in registrar poll.
This is the sixth year of the Domain Name Wire survey. I’ve never pretended that it’s a scientific survey. It’s more of a vote. So I’ve taken small anomalies in stride.
But this year there were some problems with the voting for “best domain registrar”. Without getting into details, there was significant voting that looked like it might be gaming the system.
Thankfully I found a simple solution. I hesitate to mention it here as it could lead to a similar problem next year without the same footprint, but it’s also important to share what these 2011 results cover. The simple solution: remove anyone who said they own fewer than 50 domain names.
I know that’s not perfect. I’m not happy about it. But it removed all of the suspicious votes.
So if you want you can put an asterisk next to this post:
*Top domain name registrars according to people who own 50 or more domain names
OK, so drumroll please….