Extension Trends of 2019 shows what’s coming in 2020

We can learn a lot from looking at the numbers of international domain names sold in 2019. Reported sales by extension shows some major trends in 2019 as compared to 2018. And these trends are likely to continue into 2020 and beyond. 

First off, .com was far and away the leader of domain sales with 92,744 “known” sales in 2019 as compared to 69,906 “known” sales in 2018. This is a 25% increase in sales between 2018 and 2019. 

But things get really interesting when we look at the number of sales of other domain extensions during that same period. 

The second most frequently purchased domain extension was .net with 2,823 “known” sales in 2019 versus 2,430 in 2018 which is a 14% increase. 

The .org extension, the subject of much scrutiny with its recent sale, saw a nearly 20% increase with 5,252 sales in 2019 as compared to 4,325 in 2018. 

The .info domain extension sold just 312 in 2019, an 18% increase over 2018 when there were 256 sales. 

The .io domain showed a nearly 10%  drop in sales in 2019 (838) compared to 2018 (915). 

From there the remaining top domain extension sales combined didn’t even get close to the number of domains sold in the .com extension. 

.Co 390 (in 2019) vs 470 (in 2018)

.Ai 2,220 vs 310

.Tv 218 vs 209

.De 443 vs 458

.At 22 vs 42

.App 38 vs 13

.Be 21 vs 17

.Biz 78 vs 107

.Ca 22 vs 32

.CC 274 vs 284

.CH 56 vs 50

.Club 104 vs 141

.Co.uk 107 vs 224

.ES 38 vs 39

.Eu 58 vs 62

.Fr 56 vs 56

.GG 30 vs 11

.Global 93 in 2019 vs 100 known sales in 2018, however, all but 4 in 2019 were registry sales

.In 54 vs 40

.It 24 vs 28

.Ly 121 vs 183

.Me 221 vs 140

.Mobi 33 vs 18

.NL 29 vs 31

.Nyc 23 vs 48

.Pro 22 vs 19

.Se 19 vs 8

.Sh 28 vs 26

.To 84 vs 129

.Top 314 vs 557

.Uk 281 vs 8

.Us 144 vs 123

.Vc 27 vs 23

.World 9 vs 23

.Xyz 14 vs 50

We plan on bringing you more data surrounding our own Australian domain names soon.

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