With the help of WhoisXML API’s Newly Registered Domain (NRD) Database, we analyzed more than 4.6 million NRDs added between 1 and 31 January 2022. Our findings may aid in making critical domain investing decisions, including what domains to add to your portfolio, which ones to let go of, and how much to sell them. Our key findings include:
  • Most of the TLDs that topped our December 2021 analysis still made it to the top 10 TLDs of January 2022 NRDs.
  • The .com TLD continues to lead the top 10 TLD extensions.
  • Commonly used terms can be categorized into generic tech, digital currency-related, and gaming-themed terms.
We provide more details about each finding below.

Top TLDs Used by January 2022 NRDs​

The .com TLD remains the top TLD worldwide, accounting for 63% of the new domains registered in the first month of 2022. To recall, it was also the top TLD in previous months, including December 2021.

After .com, .xyz and .net retained their ranks, taking the second and third spots, respectively. The rest of the top 10 TLDs with the most domain registration activities were .cyou, .icu, .online, .site, and .info. All of them, except .site, were also on the top 10 TLDs list for December 2021. The chart below shows the NRD distribution among the top TLDs for January.


Common Terms​

We also analyzed a sample of the NRDs comprising more than 100,000 domains to see the most commonly appearing text strings. The terms are reflected in the word cloud below. We further provided some insights that could be relevant to decision-making processes.


Most of the repeatedly used text strings are related to the following:
  • General tech: Text strings relevant to the Internet and technology were prevalent, along with those related to online shopping. These terms include “shop,” “tech,” “login,” “app,” “home,” and “web.”
  • Digital currency: Terms, such as “coins,” “crypto,” “eth,” “ether,” and “ada,” suggest unabating interest in digital currencies.
  • Gaming: Examples of terms related to gaming were “VR,” “games,” and “discord.”
Interestingly, we noted the presence of “soulmate, ” which could be related to Valentine’s Day. Examples of second-level domains that use this text string are “soulmate-coach,”soulmatesketch,” and “modasoulmate.” On the other hand, “beauty” and “nyx” could suggest a trend toward purchasing beauty-themed domains.

NRD Database Packages​

We offer our NRD Database through five different subscription plans, namely, Lite, Basic, Professional, Enterprise, and Ultimate. We detail the differences in pricing and features of each plan below.


  • Lite: The NRD 2.0 Lite package gives users access to the NRD Database and daily updates. You can download data samples here: CSV or JSON.
  • Basic: The Basic plan provides users access to just expired domains in addition to the daily updates and NRDs. With this package, you can see trends in the domain name ecosystem, from the types of domains registered to those left to expire. You can download data samples here: CSV or JSON.
  • Professional: Under the NRD 2.0 Professional package, users can access the data offered in the Basic plan, along with the complete WHOIS information of the newly added and just expired domains. You can download data samples here: CSV or JSON.
  • Enterprise: The Enterprise package is an extensive plan that provides access to all the supported TLDs, including ccTLDs. Enterprise users can access the WHOIS records of newly registered, just expired, and recently updated domains. You can download data samples here: CSV or JSON.
  • Ultimate: The Ultimate package gives users access to all data, TLD coverage, and features of the Enterprise package, along with access to newly discovered domains. You can download data samples here: CSV or JSON.

If you’re interested in enriching your domain investing strategy with any of the NRD packages, feel free to visit our pricing page.

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