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Here are the most popular TLDs and domain registration trends of 2021

Namecheap, the world’s second largest domain registrar with more than 14 million domains under management, today released its annual industry report. The 2021 Domain Insights & Trends Report presents exclusive domain registration data for 2020 and 2021. The information provides insight into global TLD registration trends for small business owners, online entrepreneurs, technology journalists, domain investors and web industry experts.


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Top 10 Most Registered TLDs of the Year

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 it remains the number one choice of domain name on the Internet, with over three million registered with Namecheap in 2021. The second-most TLD popular 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 ‘Domain Insights & Trends Report’ also includes:

• The 20 best 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 the Namecheap market

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