Data shows that bulk of domain registrations are not from domainers.
Are domain investors or individual site owners and end users driving most of the .co domain registrations?
I just got some data from the .co registry that suggests it’s the latter.
Registrants with 50 or more .co domain names comprise only 1% of the total registrant base. What’s more, these people only account for about 10% of all domain names registered.
That means people with fewer than 50 .co domains make up 90% of the total registration base.
If you define people with 10 or more domains as “domain investors”, the number goes up slightly. About 2% of .co registrants have 10 or more domains, and the total of their portfolios is about 17.5% of all domains registered. This percentage is dropping every month.
So over 80% of .co registrations are coming from people with fewer than ten .co registrations. Most have just one or two .co domains. I suspect some of the heavily domainer-invested extension are opposite of these numbers for .co.
For the record, I own one .co domain name — DNW.co.
In other interesting .co news, .Co Internet was recently nominated for a World Trademark Review Industry Award.