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Domain Names of Top 1 Million Websites

Domain Names of Top Websites

We analyzed the most popular 1 million websites worldwide. In order to understand the domain extensions, top keywords, and more, we deeply looked at the data. We haven’t used just a sample dataset, we used all the top one million websites data we have on Dofo (ranking data is based on Alexa).

The top one million website statistics are very similar to the all registered domain names statistics. The stats such as domain extension, keywords, country distributions are consistent with the general stats.

We looked at these :

  • Top Websites by Domain Extension
  • Most Popular Keywords of Top Websites
  • Top Countries
  • Top Websites by Domain Registration Dates
  • Most Popular Registrars
  • Companies That Use Multiple Domain Extensions
  • Other Statistics

Top Websites by Domain Extension

Top Websites by Domain Extension

COM, as expected, is the most popular domain extension among the top websites with a 50.5% ratio. One of the two sites on the top list is .com.

.RU, .ORG, and .NET are the other extensions that have about 45 thousand domain names.

As for the extension types: 60% of them are generic top-level domain names (gTLD), 37% are country code top-level domain names (ccTLD) and the remaining 3% of the top websites are new generic domain extensions.

The top 20 domain extensions are as follows:

EXTENSIONWEBSITE COUNT
com505,486
ru50,319
org44,404
net41,059
com.br16,681
ir16,450
in14,597
de13,730
com.au9,604
co.uk8,870
jp8,861
co8,430
gr8,118
info7,219
io7,180
fr7,032
ca6,238
it5,393
pl5,133
co.jp4,844

Most Popular Keywords of Top Websites

Most Popular Keywords of Top Websites

Online” is the most used word among all the top websites. More than 9,300 websites have the word “online” in their domain names.

News, web, shop, tech, pro, free, group, world, net, media, life, digital, store, blog, and home are the other popular keywords that each appear on more than 3,000 websites.

Seven of the keywords above are also the most popular keywords of all registered domain names. 

Almost 60% of the top one million websites’, 591 thousand are two-words domain names. 20% of the sites are one-word, and 17% of the websites are three-word domain names. The remaining 3% are the domain names that have 4-14 words.

The top 50 keywords are as follows:

WORDCOUNT
online9,339
news6,754
web6,328
shop5,407
tech5,047
pro4,053
free3,935
group3,854
world3,757
net3,739
media3,738
life3,238
digital3,143
store3,124
blog3,103
home3,062
info2,918
india2,718
tv2,704
health2,701
bank2,595
top2,524
all2,466
best2,429
club2,376
go2,337
city2,297
school2,250
soft2,196
auto2,180
plus2,136
game2,127
global2,086
live2,059
one2,045
design2,021
app2,018
market2,015
new1,999
games1,990
music1,949
get1,922
book1,916
business1,876
smart1,874
data1,835
cloud1,828
box1,800
forum1,782
travel1,770

Top Countries (By Whois Registrant Info)

Alexa Top Countries by Whois Registrant Info

We looked at Whois registrant country info while analyzing the countries of top sites. More than 25% of the domain names are registered in the US. It’s followed by India, Canada, France, United Kingdom, Japan, Turkey, Brazil, Russia, and Spain. The sum of the first 10 countries’ domain names except the US is less than the domain names registered in the US. 

There are 96 countries on the list whose domain names in the top one million websites.

The top 20 countries are as follows:

COUNTRYDOMAIN COUNT
United States293,413
India69,629
Canada36,679
France25,517
United Kingdom23,272
Japan23,263
Turkey23,085
Brazil14,936
Russia13,421
Spain11,220
Germany9,952
Mexico7,952
Indonesia7,337
Australia7,096
Ukraine6,724
China6,633
Cyprus6,411
Iran6,364
Thailand6,257
Vietnam5,633

We excluded Panama from the list because several popular whois privacy services use addresses in Panama.

Most Popular Websites by Domain Registration Dates

Most Popular Websites by Domain Registration Dates

We thought looking into domain registration dates might be interesting. 2018, 2017, 2019, 2016, and 2015 are the top registration years that 37% of the top websites were registered in.

Some of the oldest domain names took place in the top 1 million website list. Actually, a few of them are also in the top 1,000 websites such as hp.com and ibm.com.

REGISTRATION YEARDOMAIN COUNTPERCENTAGE
201874,7828.44%
201767,6527.64%
201963,7437.20%
201660,6266.85%
201557,7846.53%
201451,2125.78%
201346,2955.23%
201242,4504.79%
201139,0384.41%
201035,9084.05%
200932,3803.66%
200828,5963.23%
200726,6023.00%
200026,1472.95%
200625,3512.86%
200523,8992.70%
199922,9032.59%
200422,5032.54%
200322,2732.52%
200220,7392.34%
199819,6362.22%
199718,8292.13%
200118,5712.10%
199617,5551.98%
19959,0411.02%
20205,8220.66%
19942,6600.30%
19938760.10%
19914780.05%
19924710.05%
19902600.03%
19891540.02%
19881050.01%
1987980.01%
1986890.01%
1985270.00%

Most Popular Registrars

Most Popular Domain Registrars of Top 1 Million Websites

200 thousand domain names are registered with GoDaddy, the biggest domain registrar. Namecheap, Network Solutions, Public Domain Registry, and Tucows are the other registrars following GoDaddy.

The top 20 registrars are as follows:

REGISTRARDOMAIN COUNT
GoDaddy237,180
Namecheap67,289
Network Solutions50,584
PDR41,662
Tucows41,033
Ru-Center33,434
Reg.ru25,790
Enom24,289
CSC17,118
Name.com16,486
GMO14,628
Gandi14,129
OVH13,926
NameSilo11,885
Mark Monitor10,537
Alibaba10,440
Google Domains9,998
FastDomain9,544
1&1 Ionos9,264
Key-Systems9,166

Companies That Use Multiple Domain Extensions

Most Popular Companies with Country Code Domain Extensions

Some companies/brands have multiple websites with different domain name extensions listed on the top 1 million websites. Google is the first one and it has 204 domain names on the list. That means, the name part is google and the extension is various such as .com (google.com), .de (google.de), and com.tr (google.com.tr).

Some of the other companies that use country-code extensions for their region-country focused websites are Toyota, DHL, British Council, Epson, Philips, Sony, Decathlon, Adidas, Airbnb, and Mercedes-Benz. Each of these companies has more than 35 websites with different domain extensions.

Other Information

Alexa Top Sites Analyse
  • Almost 50% of the top one million domain names’ Whois info is under privacy protection.
  • There are 100 thousand 8-character length domain names on the list. It’s followed by 9, 10, 7, 11, 6, and 12 characters.
  • There are 2.5 thousand IDN (internationalized domain names) on the top websites.
  • 85 thousand of the top one million websites, 8.5%, include a hyphen (“”) in their domain names.
  • More than 15 thousand of the websites on the list are for sale on marketplaces.
  • Namecheap, BlueHost, DigitalOcean, DreamHost, and Beget are the most used web hosting providers.

The top 1 million website ranking on this analysis is based on Alexa data.


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