Known as the original gTLD (generic top-level domain), .com is one of the oldest and most recognizable of all domain extensions. You could almost call it the John Wayne of the TLD world.
Because this TLD is so popular, it has become a highly saturated market. This can make it hard for new businesses to secure their desired domains, as brandable names often fetch outrageous prices.
However, ICANN has blown the domain name space wide open with the introduction of hundreds of new TLDs, ranging from .pizza to .ninja and everywhere in-between.
There has been much speculation around which of these new TLDs will be the most popular, and whether any of them has the potential to become the next gTLD. We were interested in finding out which of these new TLDs has experienced the most success and, using data from eNom, we created the visualization below.
Here at Namecheap, we’re proud to offer a wide range of new TLDs at competitive prices. There are thousands of highly brandable and catchy domain names still available, so be sure to keep these in mind when looking to register your next domain.