News drives domain name registrations.
.Com registry Verisign has released its monthly report showing which keywords were trending in new .com domain name registrations.
Notable entrants on the list for April included domains paying homage to Prince, as well as a number of domains including Panama due to the so-called Panama Papers. Czechia, the “new” name for the Czech Republic, also generated a lot of registrations.
Coming in at number 1 was bot, thanks to a surge of interest in chatbots and other types of bots.
Here’s the complete list.