Newly Registered Domain Trends for September 2022

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Using WhoisXML API’s Newly Registered Domain (NRD) Database, we analyzed more than 9.3 million domains added between 1 and 30 September 2022. Insights from our analysis may help shed light on domain registration trends that can aid in making crucial domain investing decisions. Our key findings include:
  • The .com top-level domain (TLD) accounted for 60% of the NRDs.
  • The top country-code TLD (ccTLD) was .us.
  • Several NRDs were internationalized domain names (IDNs).
We provide more details below.

Top TLDs of September NRDs​

A majority of the domains registered in September 2022 fell under the .com generic TLD (gTLD), which makes sense since .com is the most popular TLD worldwide.

But aside from .com, other TLDs that made it to the top 10 in September were .store, .site, .info, .shop, .online, .top, .org, .net, and .xyz. The chart below shows the domain TLD distribution.


The top 10 TLDs accounted for 85% of the total NRD volume. The rest of the domains were distributed across 760 other TLDs.

If you noticed, the top TLDs were either major or new gTLDs. When we zoomed in on the ccTLDs, we found that .us had the most number of NRDs at 0.6%.

Commonly Used Terms​

Analyzing the second-level domains (SLDs) can help us understand what types of domains are trending and possibly lucrative. IDNs appeared to be quite popular in September, considering the recurrence of “xn” among the NRDs.


Below are a few examples of punycode domains with their IDN equivalents.


Country-based strings, such as “us,” “jp,” “in,” and “es” were also popular, as shown in the word cloud above.

And, as usual, Internet-related terms like “app,” “online,” “shop,” and “store” repeatedly appeared among the NRDs. Some of these were the top keywords used in domain name marketplaces, attracting hundreds of bids per domain containing the terms.

NRD Database Packages​

There are five subscription plans to choose from to access WhoisXML API’s Newly Registered & Just Expired Domains Database 2.0. Each plan has different datasets, and their differences are detailed below.

  • Lite: You will have access to daily NRD updates and a statistics file containing the number of records added for each TLD that day. The Lite package can help determine domain registration trends. You can download data samples here: CSV or JSON.
  • Basic: If you need to analyze the movement of domains belonging to different TLDs, the NRD 2.0 Basic package can help. It provides users daily access to newly registered and just expired domains. You can download data samples here: CSV or JSON.
  • Professional: The data provided in this package includes those in the Basic plan as well as the newly added and just expired domains’ WHOIS records. Users can check domain ownership and administration details with this enriched domain data. You can download data samples here: CSV or JSON.
  • Enterprise: Under the Enterprise package, users can access everything in the NRD 2.0 Professional package. They will also have access to recently updated domains or domains whose WHOIS records, including registrar details and nameservers, were updated in the past 24 hours. ccTLD coverage is also included in this package. You can download data samples here: CSV or JSON.
  • Ultimate: In addition to all the data provided in the Enterprise pricing plan, Ultimate package users can also access newly discovered domains. You can download data samples here: CSV or JSON.

Please visit our pricing page if you’re interested in obtaining domain investing insights from our NRD Database.

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