A look at how .xyz domain names are being used.
.xyz is big — about 900,000 domains — but it’s also controversial since many of the domains were given away for free.
Using data from last month, dataprovider was able to reach about 550,000 .xyz domain names (the rest were inaccessible in their spidering). Here are some of the interesting stats.
The majority of domains, as you’d expect, have registrar placeholder pages. But look at the high numbers for content sites as well.
Network Solutions, which gave .xyz domains away for free, represents 95% of these placeholder pages.
nTLDstats shows that .xyz is popular at Asian domain name registrars, and this pops up in dataprovider’s language analysis. Dataprovider determined that, if a website contains content, it is Chinese or Japanese 68% of the time.
Also, many .xyz domains are being used or forwarded to full-fledged business e-commerce businesses.
Dataprovider found about 2,700 e-commerce sites using .xyz and 1,700 with an SSL certificate.
Over 10,000 .xyz sites have a CMS installed, with WordPress dominant.