The .xyz has regained the number one new gTLDs crown after some weeks of declines by .top, mirroring the decline of .xyz. The latest statistics from nTLDstats.com show .xyz with 2.543 million registrations and .top with 2.538 million.
In January 2017 .top peaked at 4.787 million registrations and registrations have steadily declined to today’s figure. A few weeks ago the statistics showed there were over a million pending deletes, and that figure today is around 494,000, meaning domains under management are set to slide even further.
For .xyz though, they’ve finished their huge decline and over the last 2 months have seen registrations increase by over 90,000. But this followed a not un-expected collapse after registrations peaked at 6.775 million in December 2016 and then collapsed in January and February to 6.587 million, rose erratically to 6.722 million and then collapsed again in August, losing 3 million DUM in just over 2 weeks as domain names weren’t renewed.
The third largest of the new generic top level domains, .loan, is sitting on 2.160 million registrations with only 14,400 domains, for now, sitting in pending delete. The rest of the top 10 is .club (1.177 million), .win (1.057m), .online (778,000), .vip (767,000), .wang (660,000), .site (544,000) and .bid (526,000).
Going forward for .xyz, for the short term, expect to see a moderate increase while .loan can see further losses as many of the pending deletes aren’t renewed.