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20,000 websites close down everyday

Labeled as discuss in Domain Buying and Selling Discussion, started by Meh-Le, Jul 24, 2019

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  1. Meh-Le

    Meh-Le Established Member

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    There are some 400,000,000 websites on the internet and 20,000 websites close down everyday.

    Domain buying and selling could be the reason.
     
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  2. Internet.Domains

    Internet.Domains Top Contributor VIP

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    If a website is taken down it is not a result of the domain market.

    However, if a website is taken down an option is the domain market.

    Hope that makes sense........
     
  3. NYJimbo

    NYJimbo Domain Re-Animator VIP

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    This makes no sense at all. Maybe you need to elaborate ?
     
  4. bmugford

    bmugford www.DataCube.com PRO VIP ICA Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    There are a lot of people on Earth. There are a lot of people on the internet.
    That is 7.3M websites close down every year. Those numbers are not that remarkable in my view.

    I am not really sure the link between domain investing and these stats. It seems like a non-sequitur.

    Brad
     
  5. briguy

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    I closed down my websites cause they were not making me money.

    Pretty sure that I wasn't the only one.
     
  6. myfavorite

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    Domain buying and selling may affect the number of domains that drop on daily bases.

    Website closing have other variables that cause it including domain buying and selling. IMO
     
  7. Meh-Le

    Meh-Le Established Member

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    If 40,000,000 websites close down in a year, that is 10% only of the total websites on the internet. The numbers look real.
     
  8. frank-germany

    frank-germany domainer since 2001 / musician VIP

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    fake news
     
  9. bmugford

    bmugford www.DataCube.com PRO VIP ICA Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    20,000 x 365 days in a year = 7.3M.

    That is far short of 40M.

    Brad
     
  10. Meh-Le

    Meh-Le Established Member

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    I think there are 200,000,000 websites on the internet.

    Webhosting is $150/year to $5,000/year.
     
    Last edited: Jul 26, 2019
  11. Mister Funsky

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    Interesting thread...so did the chicken come first or not!?!?! Seriously...tying to figure out the purpose and/or question here...maybe I just need more sleep.
     
  12. Meh-Le

    Meh-Le Established Member

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    How many websites you see/visit everyday ??
     
  13. keston57

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    Hi, @OP I like your reasoning, but can you tell my why businesses fold up, maybe we can take it from there.
     
  14. Meh-Le

    Meh-Le Established Member

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    I read that "there are some 400,000,000 websites on the internet and 20,000 websites close down everyday".

    Sharing information
     
  15. Riz M.

    Riz M. EmpireNames.com VIP Gold Account

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    20k websites closed now per day.

    But how many started per day??
    That matters
     
  16. manpreet

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    Thats only one side of the story, if it is (true). How about the new websites that pump up the Internet each day?
     
  17. jmcc

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    Apart from the complete lack of stats in the OP, there does seems to be a confusion with deleted domain names and active websites. Most of the domain names that are deleted each day have no active website. The biggest deletion categories tend to be For Sale pages, holding pages, PPC pages and domain names with no websites. The rate of deletion varies. Some TLDs may look big on from the numbers of registrations in their zonefiles but this does not equal active websites. For .COM, around 30% would be active. For some of the new gTLDs active use under 10% is not unusual.

    The deletion figures for August 2019 (calculated 01 September 2019) are:
    COM: 2,691,748
    NET: 256,546
    ORG: 153,286
    BIZ: 50,721
    INFO: 129,592
    New gTLDs: 1,315,653

    Those are just gTLDs. There are deletions in the ccTLDs too. Even simply dividing by 31 for a daily deletion count would show that 40K estimate to be off by at least 108K. The problem is that when trying to guess at why domain names are deleted, one is guessing about user intentions. It is possible to see why heavily discounted registrations are deleted because most of them go to full renewal fee on the second year. That means that these discounted registrations can have renewal rates around 5% with 95% of discounted registrations dropping. Other deletions are due to natural attrition where the business that owns the domain names ceases. Domaining is only a very small part of the domain name business and it has not been a major player in the deletion cycles since around 2005-2008 with unrestrained Domain Tasting and drop catching.

    Regards...jmcc
     
  18. garptrader

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    given that Namestat.org currently shows 23.4 million nTLD domains registered, 1.3 million nTLD deletions in August says something about the nTLD foundation. If ntlds show that sort of deletion rate (more than 60% annualized) on a regular basis, what does that imply about the end user demand for aftermarket ntlds?
     
  19. jmcc

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    Simply that demand in some NGTs is driven mainly by discounting and these domain names do not renew when it comes time to pay the full renewal fee. It is cheaper to drop the domain name and register another. A lot of the deletions this year were from the ex-Famous Four Media NGTs. The .LOAN went from around 2 million registrations to around 36K between January 2019 and today. The new registry management increased its renewal/registration fee in August 2018. This has effectively killed the discounted business in those NGTs (LOAN, ACCOUNTANT, BID etc). Some of the NGTs are only getting hundreds of new registrations per month. But on the plus side, the renewal rate in some NGTs is around 70% and that's almost at the same level as .COM and strong ccTLDs. The danger is in grouping all NGTs as a single TLD. Some are focused on completely different markets and have different dynamics to the top NGTs.

    Regards...jmcc
     
  20. lock

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    I dropped my sites that may have had content but were on were just crap domains wanting to lift my game.
     
  21. Meh-Le

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    So how many websites are there on the internet ??
     

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