.Com winners: Google continues to rise


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

ICANN has published the latest official data from Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) about the .com namespace. This registrar-by-registrar report covers January 2023.

I neglected to publish this list last month, so the comparison numbers in parenthesis are from November 2022.

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

1. GoDaddy.com* (NYSE: GDDY) 779,935 (738,066 in November 2022)
2. Namecheap Inc. 287,015 (268,760)
3. Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL) 241,112 (193,371)
4. Tucows** (NASDAQ: TCX) 169,605 (151,092)
5. Newfold Digital+ 158,231 (148,037)
6. GMO 111,852 (74,606)
7. Gname.com 94,345 (98,456)
8. CentralNic 80,023
9. Hostinger 76,994
10. Wix 75,481

Here’s the leaderboard of the top registrars in terms of total .com registrations under management as of the end of January. Google overtook TurnCommerce to become the fifth biggest registrar for .com domain names.

1. GoDaddy* 55,903,000 (55,934,815 in November 2022)
2. Newfold Digital+ 12,977,415  (13,174,668)
3. Tucows** 11,325,219 (11,411,682)
4. Namecheap 8,918,940 (8,815,220)
5. Google 6,374,991 (6,118,940)
6. TurnCommerce++ 6,180,371 (6,178,666)
7. IONOS# 5,495,138 (5,498,563)
8. Alibaba 4,548,403 (4,871,434)
9. CentralNic## 3,460,216 (3,347,978)
10. GNAME 3,052,943 (2,760,581)

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, MarkMonitor, 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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