Namecheap Reveals 2021’s Most Popular TLDs and Domain Registration Trends in Exclusive Industry Report

PHOENIX, 22 December 2021 / PRNewswire / – Namecheap, the worldthe second-largest domain registrar with over 14 million domains under management, today released its annual industry report. The 2021 “Domain Insights & Trends” reportpresents exclusive domain registration data for 2020 and 2021. The information provides an overview of global trends in TLD registration for small business owners, online entrepreneurs, technology journalists, domain investors and web industry experts.

Top 10 most registered TLDs of the year (see the full report for the Top 20):

1 .com
2 .xyz
3 .net
4 .club
5. Me
6 .org
7 .co
8 .store
9 .info
10 .live

The first .com domain name was registered on March 15, 1985, and three decades later, there is still the Internet# 1 choice of domain name, with over three million registrations with Namecheap in 2021. The second most popular TLD in 2021 is .xyz, which has registered over 650,000 registrations this year. Interestingly, .me saw a spike in registrations in 2021 and landed in 5th place among the most registered TLDs, the first non-gTLD on the list. It also makes .me the best ccTLD of the year.

The 2021 Industry trends and trends reportalso includes:

  • Top 20 ccTLDs of 2021
  • .com vs all other domain registrations
  • The 15 TLDs with the Best and Worst Renewal Rates
  • Domain ownership data
  • Top 10 domains auctioned on Namecheap Marketplace

To see the latest trends and information on the Domains industry, read the report here.

About Namecheap
Namecheap® is an ICANN accredited domain registrar and technology company founded in 2000 by the CEO Richard kirkendall. Celebrating two decades of providing unmatched levels of service, security and support, Namecheap has been unwavering in satisfying our customers. With over 14 million domains under management,® is one of the world’s leading domain registrars and web hosting providers. To learn more about Namecheap, visit

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