Cloud, tech, and tv are popular topics in domain names.
The site used research from its list of top prefixes and suffixes for domain names to figure out which topics show up most often in domain names.
Here’s how the site describes the methodology:
So how do you do it? Several weeks ago I published a list of the 5,000 Most Frequently Used Domain Name Prefixes and Suffixes. If you know what a domain name’s prefix or suffix is, you can also tell what the topic is. For example, if you look for all the domains that end with hub you’ll get a list including github and carhub. Since we know the suffix is hub, we can tell that the topics are git and car. Figuring out the most popular topics then is a matter of figuring out all of the domain names that start with a given prefix or end with a given suffix, determining the topic, and then adding up the results to see which occur the most frequently.
It’s an interesting approach. Here’s what LeanDomainSearch came up with for the top 20 topics:
These results are somewhat surprising to me. Of course, it’s hard to figure out the true meaning of a domain name, and this approach doesn’t capture all topics. But I’m surprised to see terms like “cloud” so high up on this list even using the methodology.
I’m also curious how many of these are applied for as new top level domains.
What do you think?