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#Domnomics: The business of #domain names now as a new eBook

John McCormac, founder of HosterStats, has been providing valuable statistics for domain name metrics since 2004. John calls these numbers “domnomics” – a portmanteau of domain and economics. In domaining, what’s great about numbers is how they can be used to define trends, and to identify points on the timeline that spawn new realities. John’s […]

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HosterStats: 85% of the XYZ websites have an IP associated with the Virgin Islands

HosterStats, a long-standing authority on facts and figures related to domains and web sites, has published some interesting metrics about the development status of various gTLDs. Despite claims of ongoing development of XYZ domains into active web sites, a very low adoption rate is demonstrated by the HosterStats figures; currently only 1% of XYZ domains […]

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HosterStats calls it like it is: .XYZ domain registrations look odd

HosterStats, the oldest and largest provider of statistics for the domain names and their ‘DNA’, is covering the oddity of the dot .XYZ gTLD. The ongoing controversy is about the number of dot .XYZ registrations in the zone files, that should be taken into account. Apparently, in a promotional agreement with Network Solutions, the XYZ […]

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Shock and awe: Dot .Tel lost 12% of its registrations in 2014

Dot .Tel, the TLD devised to confuse developers and investors alike, as one cannot do much with it, is shrinking in numbers. In March 2012 there were just under 300k dot .Tel domains registered, despite a jump from 243,000 domains in August 2010. Apparently, registrar promotions and the opening of all-digit .tel domains didn’t help […]

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