Infographic: 2015 New gTLD Year in Review

Infographic: 2015 New gTLD Year in Review

Infographic: 2015 New gTLD Year in Review

Infographic:  2015 New gTLD Year in Review

2015 was an interesting year for the new gTLD industry.  7 million domain names registered with the number of gTLDs in General Availability doubling (853 at December 31 and 476 at January 1)!  The infographic:  2015 New gTLD Year in Review reflects some of the highlights in 2015.

A few caveats:

  • Revenues are based on the average retail price over four registrars (101domain, eNom, GoDaddy and United Domains) at the end of December 2015. In the case where a TLD was unavailable at all four registrars, one or more alternative registrars were used for the average price
  • Top five TLDs launched in 2015 are based on TLDs entering into General Availability after January 1st and based on volume, not revenues
  • For greater insight, the TLDs have been separated into four quartiles or ‘tiers’ with tier 1 being the top 25% and tier 4 being the bottom 25%.
  • The top ten based on projected yearly revenues based on daily registration volumes
  • New Top Level Domains (TLDs) contained in the dataset reflect open TLDs and exclude single registrants such as brands
  • Initial registration upswings have been eliminated with TLDs in the dataset to be in General Availability for at least 60 days
  • Free or significantly low registration pricing must have had a renewal period otherwise, it has been excluded from the analysis as sufficient renewal data to form meaningful outcomes is not yet available
  • Registry revenues do not include premium name sales as dependable revenues are not available
  • Operational losses are based on TLD revenues with a conservative $150k in expenses

The full 2015 analysis will be released shortly and can be found here once it is complete.

The above can also be viewed on CircleID here.

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