Throw some glitter and order some hemp oil. That’s what domain name registrants did last month.
Verisign has started a monthly feature of the top 10 “trending” keywords used in new .com and .net domain name registrations.
The trending keywords are calculated based on the biggest growth in that keyword in new registrations, thus avoiding having “online” be the number one keyword each month.
Last month’s trending .com’s include glitter because of ShipYourEnemiesGlitter.com getting lots of press as well as hemp.
Hemp also appears on the .net list, but glitter is absent. Perhaps there were enough available glitter domains in .com that registrants didn’t bother selecting .net as a backup.
Here’s the January list: