GoDaddy and Namecheap add most .com domains


These are the fastest growing and largest domain name registrars for .com domains.

ICANN has published the latest official data from Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) about the .com namespace. This registrar-by-registrar report covers February 2021.

There was little movement in terms of rankings this month.

Here’s how registrars did in terms of new .com registrations in February:

1. GoDaddy.com* (NYSE: GDDY) 925,152 (978,334 in January)
2. Namecheap Inc. 264,318 (291,257)
3. Newfold Digital+ 206,774 (212,014)
4. Tucows** (NASDAQ:TCX) 181,553 (205,679)
5. Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL) 158,100 (169,363)
6. Alibaba (HiChina) 121,647 (154,990)
7. IONOS^ 128,099 (79,960)
8. CentralNic^^ (AIM: CNIC) 116,995 (73,360)
9. Wix (NASDAQ: WIX) 101,812 (113,294)
10. Dynadot 96,021 (98,314)

Here’s the leaderboard of the top registrars in terms of total .com registrations under management as of the end of February.

1. GoDaddy*  55,682,410 (55,445,265 in January)
2. Newfold Digital+ 14,503,701 (14,525,308)
3. Tucows** 12,966,924 (12,977,992)
4. Namecheap 7,322,036 (7,175,485)
5. Alibaba  6,089,089 (6,122,968)
6. IONOS^ 5,826,355 (5,773,208)
7. TurnCommerce++ 4,704,384 (4,647,632)
8. Google 4,274,969 (4,193,876)
9. CentralNic^^ 3,079,555 (3,000,932)
10. GMO  2,087,633 (2,089,337)

Many domain companies have multiple accreditations and I’ve tried to capture the largest ones. See the notes below.

* Includes GoDaddy, Wild West Domains, Uniregistry and 123 Reg
** Includes Tucows, Enom, Ascio and EPAG
+ Includes PDR, Domain.com, FastDomain, Bigrock, Network Solutions, Register.com, SnapNames registrars, and Crazy Domains/Dreamscape. There are other Newfold registrars, but these are the biggest.
++ Includes NameBright and DropCatch registrars
^ Includes 1&1, PSI, Cronon, United-Domains, Arsys and world4you
^^ Includes Key-Systems, 1API, Internet.bs, TLD Registrar Solutions, RegistryGate, Moniker, Instra

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