A big milestone for the biggest domain name registrar.
The Go Daddy Group, which includes domain name registrar GoDaddy.com, is likely to cross the 50 million domain milestone next week.
The company hit 45 million domains registered just nine months ago in December.
The 50 million domains number represents the total number registered at a point in time. If you add up all the domains registered over time the number would be much higher.
As of the end of May GoDaddy.com had nearly 30 million .com domain names registered. (May is the latest month with actual data filed with ICANN.) That represents nearly a third of the .com base and more than three times as many as the nearest competitor, eNom.
Its share of newer top level domain names is even higher. In the same month GoDaddy.com had over 4 million .info domains registered out of a total of 7.4 million registered everywhere.
You can expect this number to jump when new top level domains are launched in a couple years.