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Latest .com rankings: the slowdown has begun

These are the fastest growing and biggest domain name registrars for .com domains.

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ICANN has published the latest official data from Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) about the .com namespace. This registrar-by-registrar report covers January 2022.

Registrations slowed in Q1, and we should see this reflected in the top registrar reports. New .com registrations in January this year were 3,211,986, down from 3,414,733 last year.

Here’s how registrars did in terms of new .com registrations in January:

1. GoDaddy.com* (NYSE: GDDY) 812,923 (720,658 in December)
2. Namecheap Inc. 269,200 (257,979)
3. Newfold Digital+ 177,528 (181,481)
4. Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL) 175,155 (139,030)
5. Tucows** (NASDAQ:TCX) 140,218 (125,630)
6. Dynadot 126,328 (86,211)
7. TurnCommerce 119,384 (110,158)
8. Alibaba 103,820 (180,953)
9. Wix 85,899
10. Ionos 73,030

Here’s the leaderboard of the top registrars in terms of total .com registrations under management as of the end of January.

1. GoDaddy* 56,444,665 (56,424,604 in December)
2. Newfold Digital+ 13,558,952 (13,701,764)
3. Tucows** 12,150,467 (12,230,449)
4. Namecheap 8,279,345 (8,228,117)
5. Alibaba 6,375,870 (6,502,345)
6. IONOS# 5,679,597 (5,714,519)
7. TurnCommerce++ 5,602,999 (5,543,864)
8. Google 5,112,777 (5,008,947)
9. CentralNic## 3,539,667 (3,563,267)
10. NameSilo 2,673,399 (2,665,858)

Many domain companies have multiple accreditations and I’ve tried to capture the largest ones. See the notes below.

* Includes GoDaddy, Wild West Domains, Uniregistry, GoDaddy Corporate Domains and 123 Reg
** Includes Tucows, Enom, Ascio and EPAG
+ Includes PDR, Domain.com, FastDomain, Bigrock, Network Solutions, Register.com, SnapNames registrars, and Crazy Domains/Dreamscape. There are other Newfold registrars, but these are the biggest.
++ Includes NameBright and DropCatch registrars
# Includes 1&1, PSI, Cronon, United-Domains, Arsys and world4you
## Includes Key-Systems, 1API, Internet.bs, TLD Registrar Solutions, RegistryGate, Moniker, Instra

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  1. rjb says

    I wonder if this is due to slowdown in economy (depending who you ask), or a pickup in other extensions being used like we’ve seen in .xyz, or both?

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