I was looking at DomainTools’ DailyChanges.com today, and I noticed that Internet Traffic DNS now has more domain names on them than Domain Sponsor DNS. I don’t look at Daily Changes every day, so this likely did not just happen, and the number likely fluctuates.
According to Daily Changes, there are 1,242,445 domain names on InternetTraffic.com DNS and 1,124,620 domain names on DSRedirection.com as of today. Some people may use their own DNS for parking though, so this number may not be completely accurate. One other thing to keep in mind is that DailyChanges.com only counts the top 6 domain extensions, including .com, .net, .org, .biz, .info, and .us.
On May 16, 2011, it was announced that Frank Schilling launched his InternetTraffic.com parking service. Unfortunately, I could not find the total number of names on Domain Sponsor DNS at the time Schilling’s parking service launched.
It’s remarkable to watch how quickly this business has grown, and the number of domain names being monetized on IT DNS continues to increase. I wonder how Internet Traffic usage compares to other legacy parking services.