Dynadot remains in the top ten registrars for new .com registrations.
ICANN has published the latest official data from Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) about the .com namespace. This registrar-by-registrar report covers May 2019.
Dynadot jumped into the top ten last month and it managed to stay there again this month. Dynadot has stopped its $6.99 promotional price on .com, so it will be interesting to see what happens when the Verisign/ICANN reports catch up to September.
NameSilo nudged its way back into the top 10 this month.
Also notable on the monthly chart is that Web.com (Network Solutions, Register.com) fell out of the top 10.
Here’s how registrars did in terms of new .com registrations:
1. GoDaddy.com* (NYSE: GDDY) 936,916 (970,751 in April)
2. Xin Net Technology Corporation 244,299 (324,617)
3. Tucows** (NASDAQ:TCX) 194,947 (191,620)
4. Chengdu West 157,668 (82,351)
5. NameCheap Inc. 154,281 (152,606)
6. Endurance+ (NASDAQ: EIGI) 127,762 (125,059)
7. Alibaba (HiChina) 127,090 (130,946)
8. Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL) 119,903 (119,976)
9. NameSilo (CSE:URL) 86,680
10. Dynadot 85,307 (104,837)
Here’s the leaderboard of the top registrars in terms of total .com registrations as of the end of May 2019.
1. GoDaddy* 51,026,467 (50,940,640 in April)
2. Tucows** 12,410,988 (12,484,323)
3. Endurance+ 6,981,256 (7,026,808)
4. Web.com++ 6,677,492 (6,713,881)
5. Alibaba 6,308,304 (6,288,135)
6. United Internet^ 5,575,836 (5,609,664)
7. Namecheap 4,799,244(4,745,085)
8. Xin Net Technology Corporation 3,982,474 (3,814,331)
9. Google 2,506,924 (2,434,742)
10. GMO 2,062,451 (2,026,751)
Many domain companies have multiple accreditations and I’ve tried to capture the largest ones. See the notes below.
* Includes GoDaddy, Wild West Domains and 123 Reg
** Includes Tucows and Enom
+ Includes PDR, Domain.com, FastDomain and Bigrock. There are other Endurance registrars, but these are the biggest.
++ Includes Network Solutions and Register.com
^ Includes 1&1, PSI, Cronon, United-Domains, Arsys and world4you
Dynadot has become by go-to registrar. Affordable pricing and great customer service.
You misspelled horribe….at least that’s been my experience with their customer service. I had terrible with the phone verification after a large expired domain auction purchase, customer support was rude and no help at all. Never did get it verified so we’ll see if the cancel the domain. But from now on I’m transferring out to namesilo as soon as the auction lock releases.
I think Dynadot is becoming the go to registrar for domainers, but I also like Porkbun and Namecheap. I still use Godaddy at times mostly for marketplace listings and a few other registrars based on promotions.
Kevin Fink says
If you had told me a year ago that Dynadot would become my favorite registrar, I wouldn’t have believed it. Definitely my go-to now, as I move to consolidate.
Andrew Allemann says
What do you like about it?
Kevin Fink says
In recent years — and I probably wasn’t paying as much attention because I had most of my portfolio elsewhere — it seems they really revamped the site for the better.
Ease of use (I can change nameservers lightning fast) and pricing (for .io especially) are two key elements.
Not long ago, I was in the process of consolidating most of my port into 1 or 2 registrars; instead of removing the few I had at Dynadot, I ended up dumping more in — I now have about 200 there and have started ditching other registrars that don’t measure up.
Andrew Allemann says
Cool, thanks for providing more detail.
“.Com Domain” registrations now only $5,99 per year.
Domain Transfers for $6.99 !!
Namesilo is favored by many domain names expired in Uniregistry that are considered as new registrations even if they are for sale, in Namesilo.