If you look at other websites providing statistics for new gTLDs, you’ll find similar numbers all along. Of course you’d think that those statistics must be right, since they basically look all the same. And then there’s nTLDStats. The website that always has different numbers. Sometimes not so much different than the other websites, but then there are also times in which there is a big drop on other statistic websites while there is none on nTLDStats. I remember when .xyz had that drop after their first year. Everyone else displayed that drop immediately as the domains got removed from the zone file. We didn’t. It’s “German Gründlickeit“. We care about very accurate statistics, which is why we take into account the domain life cycle. And that’s only one of the little things that we take into consideration while providing statistics. Sure, most people only want to see “how the TLD is doing”. For them it doesn’t matter whether a TLD with over 2 million domains has 2000 domains more on nTLDStats than on other statistic websites. But then again, if we wouldn’t provide such accurate data, no one would. And we have a hand full of customers who actually care about that seemingly neglectable difference.
Let me give you another example: Transfers. We track domain transfers. No one else does. And the more I think about it, the more I am convinced that it’s something everyone should do, because it is important. Let’s use Key-Systems as an example. They registered about 179.000 new gTLD domains. Additionally, roughly 6k have been transferred to Key-Systems. From those 185k, about 15.000 have been transferred away. That’s 8% – and in new gTLDs, that’s quite something. Where did they go? Say “hello” to Google (sorry, I’ll never get used to Alphabet)! 53% of their current domains are transfer-ins. 50% from Key-Systems, 3% from other Registrars and 47% are actually registered by Google. And the transfers are still happening: We see domains moving from KS to Google in March, April and in May.
These stats (and others) are only available because we’re very thorough when it comes to providing statistics. And the best part is that you can access that data, too.
Our API is free and currently in beta. It provides most of the things you can see on our website. The only requirement is to create an account, with which you can then request an API token (both free of charge). It’s already used by many people and companies and you can become one of them.
Customized data reports
Our website already provides you with a lot of insight. Sometimes, that’s not enough, though. For clients who need to be well-informed and up-to-date, we provide customized reports. Those reports are created out of several so-called “data streams”. Here’s an example:
Data Stream 1: new gTLD registration numbers
Data Stream 2: Registrar
With those two streams, we can provide you a report telling you how much domains of a certain (or more) TLD(s) a registrar actually registered. You could also just use a single Data Stream, i.e. Registrar, to get the registration (and/or drops/transfers/renews etc) statistics for one (or more) registrar(s). The more Data Streams being added to one report, the more complex the calculations become. But at the same time, you’ll get a lot more insight.
No matter how complex a report is, though, clients can issue a new report manually with a click of a button. Once requested, our system will start calculating and notify the client when the report is done (usually between 5-40 minutes). The report will be filled with the latest data, only a few hours old, before our systems update again. Depending on what Data Streams a report will be made of, new data could be available after an hour already. And the best part is: You can generate a report whenever you want, how often you wish to. There are no limitations.