Here’s how registrars fared with .com in June.
ICANN has published Verisign’s registrar data for .com from June.
As always, GoDaddy dominated the charts in terms of new registrations. And, for the second month in a row, it avoided the top 5 when it comes to net transfer losses.
But the bigger story to me is Google, which is growing its new registrar at a rapid clip. Google continues to get lots of inbound transfers, and also generated 18,675 new .com registrations in June. It ended the month with over 200,000 .com domains.
Keep in mind that these reports are published after a three month delay. So this post is about June’s results.
Let’s start by reviewing which registrars added the most new .com domain name registrations:
1. GoDaddy* 880,326
2. eNom** 217,031
3. HiChina 151,048
4. PublicDomainRegistry 119,963
5. Tucows 111,466
When it comes to companies that won the transfer game, here are the top five registrars for June that have retail operations. These numbers are the net gains after taking into consideration transfers-out:
1. eNom +15,395
2. Google +6,592
3. HiChina +6,145
4. eName +5,375
5. MarkMonitor +5,075
Here are the registrars that lost the most to transfers, offset by the number of inbound transfers:
1. MelbourneIT -13,329
2. Domain Discover -11,295
3. Network Solutions -9,252
4. Tucows -8,940
5. Moniker -8,562
*Includes GoDaddy and Wild West Domains **Includes eNom and Name.com, but not dropcatching registrars.
Google likes to dominate and I won’t be surprised if they start dominating the domain registration world.
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Sounds like Google is going nowhere with their registrar. Only reason they are second on the transfer report is because they don’t really have any domains to lose.
John T O'Farrell says
Melbourne IT was acquired by CSC…did the 13K+ really move away from them or really an internal move?
Andrew Allemann says
CSC acquired the brand protection arm of Melbourne IT, not the whole company. I’m still a bit confused about what came with it, to be frank.