The web is growing at a dazzling speed. Thousands of new domains are registered every single day. While some of them turn into investments (considering that the domain name "cars.com" is registered at less than $20 a year like other .com domains and sold for $872 million, domain names are not a bad investment at all), enterprises or new blogs, the rest of them are waiting to be registered by someone.
A simple Google search to learn the number of domain extensions in total turned out to be a comprehensive statistical and comparative research for domains. And as a result, we decided to write this article.
In mid-February, we detected 235 million domains registered on the web using 3rd-party services. We gathered them all in one file (a text file about 4GB in size) and worked on some statistics.
If you are curious about the statistics and the whole list, you can slide down to the end of the article, but before let's give some basic information.
When you try to trade with a domain name (accessing the website, file transfer, sending e-mail), you contact the IP addresses of this domain name. You may not be aware of this because the mapping a domain name to its corresponding IP address is done automatically via a protocol called DNS.
Everyone has heard of the web. But maybe there may be those who haven't heard of DNS. However, the invention of DNS (1983) goes back much earlier than the web (1989).
If DNS was not invented, we would have to memorize and use IP addresses such as 2001:db8:0:0:0:ff00:42:8329 or 192.168.54.124 instead of domains for every email process or website access.
So DNS definitely deserves respect for its age and the benefit it gives us!
For example, the domain extension TLD for securityforeveryone.com is “.com”.
In some cases, the above rule may not work. For example, the domain extension of the domain names of countries comes after the second last full stop "." character. For example, the TLD value for london.gov.uk is "gov.uk". These are country-level domains and are created by adding the country code for almost every country at the end of special extensions such as gov, edu, mil.
According to Wikipedia, the total number of domain extensions is 1584. The number of country-level TLD is 316.
The total number of TLDs in-service is only 1044 in 235 million domains. The total number of TLDs is less because you cannot register some of them at all.
You can see it on the chart that follows:
As a result, it looks like we can accept the answer at iana page as the correct number which is 315.
As a result of our research, the ''.com'' extension is still leading and ''.net'' and ''.org'' extensions are following after.
com 135.341.489 net 13.916.041 org 10.428.576 uk 8.493.044 de 7.689.703 info 5.083.380 ru 5.076.251 nl 2.497.149 loan 2.234.088 biz 2.214.607
We share the entire list that follows:
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