.TOP Domain Registration Broke 200k, Ranking No.5 Globally
According to the latest data shown on ntldstats.com, the registration number of .TOP domain names has exceeded 200,000, with a total registration of 207,261. Correspondingly, its global ranking in all new gTLDs moved up to the fifth place.
International Brands are Crowned "TOP"
In retrospect of the process of .TOP extension's development, before November 18th, 2014, when .TOP entered its General Availability (G.A.), it has been paid close attention by the society. With a registration number of more than 10,000 on .TOP's first day of G.A., the biggest domain registrar in the world, GoDaddy, registered godaddy.top in the first place and put it in use. Later on, in order to occupy favorable positions in the competitive arena and reserve strategic Internet resources, Internet giants, such as Apple, Baidu, Google, Yahoo, etc. also registered .TOP domains of their own brands respectively.
Comprehensive Domestic Wholesale Channels
TLD .TOP has onboarded nearly all Chinese top registrars, 11 out of 15 registrars that have the most volume of .top registration are Chinese. West263, Ename and Net.cn have volume of 36284, 27274 and 26822 respectively. Recently, .top registration on Ename.com, one of the biggest auction platforms in China, has soared up with 4000 registration in a single day. It is not a surprise that .top is gaining increasing popularity among domainers and end-users all over the world with the growing market value.
GMO, Biggest Japanese Registrar, is “Corner Overtaking”
With rapid development of overseas channels, .top has cooperated with 47 overseas registrars; 101domain sits top 1 with 12530 registered .top domains among all overseas registrars; OnlineNIC and EnomAU rank top 15 among global registrars. What is worth mentioning is, recently, GMO, the largest registrar in Japan, has cooperated with .top registry and shows “corner overtaking”, surpassing those registrars with high ranking to be top10. Meanwhile, Resellerclub which has the most resellers in the world has cooperated with .top to further expand overseas market. It is predicted that .top is to face another round of fast development.