Which domain names have the biggest surge in domain name searches in the past year?
It’s time for another round of domain name surges.
The domain names industry is currently in a boom period, with a total of 6.7 billion domain name registrations and 7.3 billion domain names added in 2016, according to DomainMarket.com.
That’s an increase of nearly 100 million from the previous year.
The most popular domains are now:1.com2.mail.google.com3.facebook.com4.googleusercontent.com5.yahoo.com6.gmail.com7.googlesearch.comDomainMarket., however, also noted that the growth of these new domains is slowing down.
“We believe that the new year is going to be an extremely difficult one for the industry,” said John Sargent, VP of market intelligence for DomainMarket, in an email interview.
“The growth in new domains has slowed down in the last year, and as a result, the new domains are not seeing the same growth that they have in previous years.”
Sargion also pointed out that the overall number of new domains that are added each month is lower than the number of domain names registered in the previous four months.
The decline in the number and size of domains being registered has been slowing down over the last few years, Sargenty noted.
“For the past few years we’ve seen the growth in the domain names market slowing down,” he said.
“With this new year, it’s been a period of slow growth in terms of the growth.”
Sorgion believes that as the number, size, and type of new domain names continues to grow, it will likely take longer for the new domain to catch up to the growth.
“DomainMarket does not believe that this will be a prolonged time period for domain names to catch-up to the increase in domain registrations and growth in domain usage that occurred during the previous five years,” he added.
“Instead, we believe that new domain registrations will slow down and new domain usage will slow-down.”
The slowdown in new domain name growth will have an impact on the search traffic of other websites that host domain names.
“Google is going through a major transformation in the way that it delivers search results, and new domains will likely be less relevant than old domain names,” Sargment said.
For example, in recent years, search engine results for some search terms such as “apple” or “apple products” have been reduced by more than 50 percent in comparison to the number that Google actually shows.
“As search engine search results become more relevant to their target audiences, new domain extensions are likely to see lower search engine rankings and therefore lower searches from search engines,” Sorgionsaid.
“A new domain extension could have the potential to have a negative impact on search results for other websites.”
While it’s too early to predict the impact of these domain name surge in terms for the domain market, there are some positives to take away from the fact that the number is down, Sorgione said.
Sorgiona also believes that it is not likely that the domain name industry will continue to see rapid growth.
“I think that the industry is in a very good place right now, and I don’t think we are going to see a major change in the industry over the next few years,” Sollison said.
Still, Sorkin said that the future for domain name trends looks bright, with the continued rise in domain names and the growing use of social media to create and promote them.
“Domains are definitely going to continue to be the way to go,” he explained.
“They will be the most widely used and most used domain names in the next decade.
It’s just a matter of how much time passes.”
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