.Com domain registrars, ranked

.Com domain registrars, ranked

Here’s how domain registrars fared with .com in the most recent public data.

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ICANN has published the latest official data from Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) about the .com namespace. This registrar-by-registrar report covers August 2023.

Note that the rankings include multiple registrar accreditations within families of registrars. You can see the list at the end of this post.

I didn’t run this report last month, so the number in parenthesis is a comparison to registrations in June.


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

1. GoDaddy.com (NYSE: GDDY) 775,175 (686,900 in June 2023)
2. Namecheap Inc. 291,747  (280,052)
3. Squarespace (NYSE: SQSP) 250,324 (251,315)
4. Newfold Digital 169,663 (125,563)
5. Tucows (NASDAQ: TCX) 163,629 (143,686)
6. Gname.com 115,409 (116,729)
7. CentralNic 103573
8. IONOS 99,454 (122,109)
9. GMO 97,747 (136,960)
10. Wix 71,825


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

1. GoDaddy 55,638,534 (55,729,680 in June 2023)
2. Newfold Digital 12,370,532 (12,579,593)
3. Tucows 11,131,272 (11,188,486)
4. Namecheap 9,376,275 (9,270,824)
5. Squarespace 8,166,306 (7,968,590)
6. TurnCommerce 5,958,992 (6,036,899)
7. IONOS# 5,659,585 (5,589,756)
8. Alibaba 4,213,654 (4,335,729)
9. Gname 4,155,354 (3,953,770)
10. CentralNic 3,910,648 (3,844,600)

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

  • GoDaddy includes GoDaddy, Wild West Domains, Uniregistry, GoDaddy Corporate Domains, and 123 Reg
  • Namecheap includes Namecheap and Spaceship
  • Tucows includes Tucows, Enom, Ascio and EPAG
  • Newfold Digital Includes PDR, Domain.com, FastDomain, Bigrock, Network Solutions, Register.com, MarkMonitor, SnapNames registrars, and Crazy Domains/Dreamscape. There are other Newfold registrars, but these are the biggest.
  • Squarespace includes Squarespace and Google
  • TurnCommerce Includes NameBright and DropCatch registrars
  • IONOS includes Includes 1&1, PSI, Cronon, United-Domains, Arsys, and world4you
  • CentralNic includes Key-Systems, 1API, Internet.bs, TLD Registrar Solutions, RegistryGate, Moniker, Instra

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