Verisign have published their top trending keywords used in English .com and .net domain name registrations for December, and unusually the same keyword topped both .com and .net – “hemp”. It came in ninth for .com was “caviar”, which combined would be an interesting combination.
With more than 300 million domain names registered globally, Verisign note there are numerous examples of trending keywords reflected by domain name registrations. We have shown in the past that there is a correlation between domain name registrations and newsworthy and popular events, as well as anticipated trends.
Keeping in the spirit of the zeitgeist that .com and .net domain name registration trends can represent, Verisign publishes their monthly blog post series identifying the top 10 trending .com and .net keywords registered in English during the preceding month.
Here are the top 10 trending keywords registered in December 2018: