According to the June TLD Market Share report, .COM registrations grew while the rest of the older domain extensions fell not only in market share, but also saw losses in registrations.
Here is the gTLD market share report from June:
As you can see, .NET, .ORG, .INFO, among others have lost in both registration volume and market share. This is the first month in years that the older gTLDs, other than .COM, have seen losses. In fact, all the older gTLDs had positive numbers in May.
On the flip side, the new gTLDs have been growing steadily since they began releasing earlier this year. You can see the growth of new gTLDs in the chart below.
According to the stats, there are currently over 2.7 million new gTLDs registered. However, it would be fair to say that this number is a bit over-inflated due to some of the registries offering promotions and giving away free domains for the first year.
Based on this information, we’d have to come to the conclusion that the new gTLDs are having a noticeable affect on the older gTLDs, excluding .COMs. .COMs of course are still king.
What do you think is happening to the domain market?