.SITE Domain Extension: Domains For Sites
.SITE, the eighth most registered generic domain extension (gTLD), is one of the first new gTLDs and now has more than 1.8 million registered domain names.
The Story of .SITE
.SITE was officially delegated by ICANN as part of the new gTLD program in March 2015. Radix manages and operates the .SITE domain extension.
Radix was established by Bhavin Turakhia in 2012. It became the registry operator of 31 generic top-level domain names (gTLDs) such as .web, .website, .shop, .world and .blog.
On 15 July 2015, .SITE became publicly available for registration.
.SITE reached 100 thousand registered domain names in February 2016 and 1 million in February 2019.
As of June 2020, there are more than 1.8 million registered .SITE domain names.
Most Popular .SITE Websites
There are 11 .SITE domain names ranked in the most popular 10 thousand websites on Alexa.
Some of them are being used for non-legit purposes.
2 of them are redirected to other websites.
Owned by Google, business.site is redirected to Google’s My Business (google.com/business/website-builder/).
Also, Square allows its users to create subdomains under the square.site domain name.
As part of Google My Business, business owners can create a website with a BUSINESSNAME.business.site domain name for free. You can see the websites which use .business.site extension with this Google Search.
Also, Prime.site is redirected to Amazon.com.
(Most popular websites data was taken from Alexa.)
Most Expensive .SITE Domain Sales
According to Namebio.com, there is only 1 .SITE domain that sold for more than $1,000. (codelive.site) The .site registry Radix sells registry premium domain names such as repair.site, academic.site and builder.site but they don’t disclose the prices for most of them.
.online and .live version of codelive.site was sold before as well.
Top Countries of .SITE Domain Extension
Japan ranks first in the list, having the most .SITE registrations with more than 500 thousand domain names. China and the United States are following Japan with 475 and 308 thousand domain names respectively.
Most Popular Keywords of .SITE Domains
The most popular 10 keywords of .SITE domain names are online, shop, web, new, news, top, best, life, bet, and free. More than 5 thousand .SITE domain names are currently registered with each keyword in the list.
2 uncommon words are news and bet.
We excluded the stopwords such as the, end, of, my, for, in, by, to, on, etc.
.SITE Domain Count by Years
Every single day hundreds of .SITE domain names are dropping (being deleted) because their owners don’t renew them. These numbers above are not the total .SITE registration count for each year. The numbers above show how many .SITE domain names still exist from each year’s registration.
.SITE Domain Count by Length
6-character domains are the most registered domains with more than 500 thousand.
All of the 36 single-character .SITE domains are registered. 29 of them are for sale. The g.site domain is on sale for $100,000.
There are 39 thousand registered .SITE domains that include only numbers;
- 1-digit: 10 domains
- 2-digit: 23 domains
- 3-digit: 947 domains
- 4-digit: 7,204 domains
- 5-digit: 10,037 domains
- 6-digit: 18,479 domains
Top .SITE Registrars
|Network Solutions||56 thousand|
GMO has the most .SITE registration with more than 521 thousand registered domain names. Namecheap, Reg.ru, PDR, and GoDaddy are following GMO with 335, 182, 169, and 133 thousand .SITE domain registrations respectively.
How Many of .SITE Domain Names are Being Actively Used?
As you know, not all registered domain names are being used. 876 thousand of .SITE domain names have active websites with at least one page. The remaining 1.3 million domain names are not being used.
- ACTIVE WEBSITE: 440 thousand (24.4%)
- NO WEBSITE: 1,1 million (61.1%)
- PARKED: 260 thousand (14.5%)
“No website” means the domain name is not resolving at all.
.SITE Domain Names for Sale on Marketplaces
There are more than 30 million domain names listed for sale on several domain marketplaces. Almost 17 thousands of .SITE domains are listed for sale on various marketplaces such as Sedo, GoDaddy Auctions, and Afternic.
Internationalized .SITE Domain Names
The Internationalized Domain Names (IDN) program allows registrants to register domains with non-Latin alphabet characters.
There are 9,600 internationalized .SITE domains; less than 1% of all IDNs. It also corresponds to less than 1% of all .site domains.
The oldest .SITE IDN is お名前.site which was registered on 28 July 2016, and it means “name” in Japanese.
.SITE Domain Name Disputes
A domain dispute occurs when somebody claims the right to use a domain name that is already owned by someone else.
According to DNDisputes.com, there are 123 .SITE domain dispute cases filed in WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization). You can see all of the .SITE cases that companies like Facebook, Whatsapp, and Lego are complainants.
Where You Can Register a .SITE Domain Name?
You can register your .SITE domain name with almost all domain registrars.
Here is the list of some popular domain registrars:
- Network Solutions
- IONOS (1&1)
- Alibaba Cloud
The eighth most popular generic extension (gTLD), .SITE domain extension was first released in 2015 and reached 1 million domains in September 2019. As of June 2020, it has more than 2.3 million domains.
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