20 Most Popular Left of the Dot Domain Names

| August 27, 2012

A few weeks ago, we posted an article where were able to take a deep dive into our data, looking closely at the presence of unique domain names across TLDs.

At the same time, we also looked at domain names based on the number of TLDs they exist in. Below is an infographic of the top 20 most popular ‘left of the dot’ domain names, based on the data available to DomainTools:


There are definitely some head scratchers here:

  • Someone obviously thinks ‘booking’ is a hugely valuable term to own on the internet.  More popular than ‘news’.  Wow!
  • Nobody here had ever heard of Gohoto before today.  Probably our local (U.S.) bias but still it’s a bit shocking to see a company we had never heard of on the list of 10 brands above.
  • Is ‘yellowpages’ a term that anyone else related to outside of the U.S.?  It is likely a trademarked term here and possibly in other jurisdictions, and a branding play to extend that company/site name worldwide.

Any additional thoughts?


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Susan is the VP of Partner and Industry Relations at DomainTools. An accomplished domain industry executive, Susan is responsible for leading DomainTools’ business development efforts in the DNS and network security markets. In this role, she is responsible for all Enterprise clients, Reseller partners and Affiliates. Susan plays an integral role at DomainTools, leading thought leadership and participation in important industry working groups such as at ICANN, INTA, IACC and APWG. Susan joined DomainTools in 2007. Prior to DomainTools, she spent 15 years in the DNS and hosting markets, most recently running Client Service and Operations for a fast-growing webhost provider ultimately rolled into what is now Web.com.