Top 10 Trending Keywords in .Com and .Net Registrations in November

With more than 300 million domain names registered globally, there are numerous examples of trending keywords reflected by domain name registrations. We have shown in the past that there is a correlation between domain name registrations and newsworthy and popular events, as well as anticipated trends.

Keeping in the spirit of the zeitgeist that .com and .net domain name registration trends can represent, Verisign publishes this monthly blog post series identifying the top 10 trending .com and .net keywords registered in English during the preceding month.

November 2018 TRENDING KEYWORDS

Here are the top 10 trending keywords registered in November 2018. Any surprises?

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VERISIGN Q3 2018 DOMAIN NAME INDUSTRY BRIEF: INTERNET GROWS TO 342.4 MILLION DOMAIN NAME REGISTRATIONS IN THE THIRD QUARTER OF 2018

Today, we released the latest issue of the Domain Name Industry Brief, which shows that the third quarter of 2018 closed with approximately 342.4 million domain name registrations across all top-level domains (TLDs),  an increase of  approximately 2.6 million domain name registrations, or 0.8 percent, compared to the second quarter of 2018.1,2 Domain name registrations have grown by approximately 11.7 million, or 3.5 percent, year over year.1,2

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Top 10 Trending Keywords in .Com and .Net Registrations in October

With more than 300 million domain names registered globally, there are numerous examples of trending keywords reflected by domain name registrations. We have shown in the past that there is a correlation between domain name registrations and newsworthy and popular events, as well as anticipated trends.

Keeping in the spirit of the zeitgeist that .com and .net domain name registration trends can represent, Verisign publishes this monthly blog post series identifying the top 10 trending .com and .net keywords registered in English during the preceding month.

October 2018 TRENDING KEYWORDS

Here are the top 10 trending keywords registered in October 2018. Any surprises?

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VERISIGN ANNOUNCES קום. DOMAIN NAMES ARE AVAILABLE FOR GENERAL REGISTRATION

Verisign is pleased to announce that קום., the new, Verisign-operated, internationalized domain name (IDN) extension that is uniquely designed for Hebrew language speakers, is now open for the registration of domain names by the general public on a first-come, first-served basis, subject to availability and the applicable registry policies.* The General Registration Period for קום. began at 00:00:00 UTC on Nov. 5, 2018, following the Landrush Program Period.**

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How much could businesses and consumers save if the benefit of .com price caps were passed along to consumers?

Hint: It’s at least $1 billion every year.

Recently, a blogger whose website features posts and ads from domain speculators wondered what the cost of registering a .com domain name would be if somebody else ran the .com registry. But this blog post asks the more relevant question: “How much could businesses and consumers save if the benefit of .com price caps were passed along to consumers?”

Now is a good time to focus on this question, since Verisign and the US Department of Commerce just amended their Cooperative Agreement to allow limited, regulated .com price increases.

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