.Com finished last year with a bang – updated rankings

A strong month for .com.

ICANN has published the latest official data from Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) about the .com namespace. This registrar-by-registrar report covers December 2020.

Registrars had a strong December for new .com registrations. GoDaddy’s brands topped 1.1 million new .com registrations.

Here’s how registrars did in terms of new .com registrations in December:

1. GoDaddy.com* 1,109,061 (NYSE: GDDY) (832,844 in November)
2. Namecheap Inc. 293,601 (263,785)
3. Newfold Digital+ 203,348 (232,929)
4. Tucows** (NASDAQ:TCX) 188,512 (207,024)
5. Alibaba (HiChina) 169,862 (203,286)
6. Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL) 140,523 (144,030)
7. IONOS^ 112,642 (120,167)
8. CentralNic^^ (AIM: CNIC) 105,075 (80,478)
9. Wix (NASDAQ: WIX) 88,149 (96,220)
10. NameSilo 87,778

Here’s the leaderboard of the top registrars in terms of total .com registrations under management as of the end of 2020.

1. GoDaddy* 55,136,925 (54,735,035 in November)
2. Newfold Digital+  14,582,476 (14,595,094)
3. Tucows** 12,967,927 (12,988,434)
4. Namecheap 7,007,290(6,856,440)
5. Alibaba  6,160,015 (6,133,679)
6. IONOS^ 5,763,174 (5,719,043)
7. TurnCommerce++ 4,582,174 (4,513,069)
8. Google  4,105,308 (4,052,113)
9. CentralNic^^ 2,951,343
10. GMO 2,100,966 (2,149,198)

Many domain companies have multiple accreditations and I’ve tried to capture the largest ones. See the notes below.

* Includes GoDaddy, Wild West Domains, Uniregistry and 123 Reg
** Includes Tucows, Enom, Ascio and EPAG
+ Includes PDR, Domain.com, FastDomain, Bigrock, Network Solutions, Register.com, SnapNames registrars, and Crazy Domains/Dreamscape. There are other Newfold registrars, but these are the biggest.
++ Includes NameBright and DropCatch registrars
^ Includes 1&1, PSI, Cronon, United-Domains, Arsys and world4you
^^ Includes Key-Systems, 1API, Internet.bs, TLD Registrar Solutions, RegistryGate, Moniker, Instra

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