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Exploring the Dominant Players: Top 20 Domain Name Registrars Across ICANN-TLDs

Aug 8, 2023
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Greetings fellow forum members!

I hope this post finds you well. Today, I wanted to share some intriguing insights into the world of domain name registration. We all know that the internet is a vast space, and every website starts with a domain name. Have you ever wondered which registrars are leading the pack in terms of domain registrations across all ICANN-TLDs?

Let's take a look at the biggest 20 domain name registrars, based on the latest data:

  1. GoDaddy - 71,161,941
  2. Newfold Digital - 19,466,275
  3. Namecheap - 15,865,856
  4. Tucows - 14,913,192
  5. Squarespace - 10,663,563
  6. IONOS - 8,266,995
  7. TurnCommerce - 6,143,131
  8. Alibaba - 5,874,012
  9. Team Internet - 5,575,514
  10. GMO - 4,789,564
  11. Gname - 4,728,979
  12. NameSilo - 4,602,373
  13. Dynadot - 3,492,034
  14. Wix - 2,725,873
  15. OVH sas - 2,285,366
  16. Name.com - 2,225,529
  17. Sav - 2,011,237
  18. Xin Net - 1,444,962
  19. CSC - 1,427,617
  20. PorkBun - 1,350,021
It's fascinating to see the vast difference in numbers among these registrars. GoDaddy, with over 71 million registrations, clearly dominates the market, but there are several other key players making their mark.

What are your thoughts on these statistics? Do you have personal experiences with any of these registrars? Are there any surprises on this list for you? Let's discuss and share our insights into the dynamic world of domain name registration!

Looking forward to hearing your thoughts.
Porkbun don't accept tag changes and refuse nominet incoming transfers (at least they did until I eventually refused to support them). They insist on you actually having hosting and changing your nameservers or dns zone file. It's a shame to see them in the top 20. It all depends on what kind of experience you want but godaddy are only number 1 because they spend the most on advertising in my opinion. They are nowhere near number 1 for quality, service, customer support, or efficiency.

I use namesilo for all my tlds outside of UK. I have tried so many others over the last 2 decades and all have messed up except for them.
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