The total List of Domain Extensions (2017 INFOGRAPHIC)You surely know .com, .net or .info domain names. You have probably also heard about – or even registered – domains ending with .de, .fr and co.uk. You might even be aware of the new breed of domain extensions such as .club or .marketing. But did you know that the total list of domain extensions is 882? 882! The infographic below is a timeline from 1985 to 2017, which lists the birth year of every domain extension since .com in 1985. It took us hours and hours to put this resource together. If it helps you, then please share it. Thanks. You're welcome to embed the infographic on your website. The embed code is found at the bottom of this post.
Domain names have entered a new level: +300M domains and growingThe domain name space has entered a new era. Growth facts:
- 300M domain names were reached in Q4 2015 according to DomainWire Global TLD Report.
- Over the last two years the number of domain extensions has increased from 273 top level domains to 882 including the ones launching this year.
- A newly released scientific paper in The Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics concluded that the lack of domain extensions had stifled demand by 25% - or 75M domain names. The new domain extensions will solve this
How businesses use the new domain extensionsThe introduction of the new domain extensions has made it possible for businesses to be creative:
- New companies use them to stand out (E.g. lix.tech, a Danish startup digitalizing study books).
- Existing businesses change web address to communicate sharper with their audience (E.g. Oregon based veterinarians Animal Health Associates skipped animalhealthassociates.org for aha.vet).
- Businesses use them to build a safer platform (.e.g. American bank choicebank.com just changed to choice.bank).