Moz.com is one of the top SEO analytics and SEO tool companies around. Moz offers a wide variety of free tools and software that people can use to analyze their website and learn about how their website is performing in search engines.
The Moz Top 500 is “Moz’s list of the top 500 domains and pages on the web.” It is a list of the top 500 registered domain names that are ranked by the number of linking root domains. Interestingly, HugeDomains.com is ranked #64 on the list, ahead of popular websites such as HuffingtonPost.com (#69), Ebay.com (#74), Bing.com (#79), and Reuters.com (92), among many other Internet giants.
Huge Domains is a privately operated domain name portfolio company based out of Denver, Colorado. As Mike Berkens speculated in July, Huge Domains may be the “largest Privately Owned Domain holder in the world.” When Mike’s article was posted in July, DomainTools showed that the company owned 1,016,374 domain names. At present, DomainTools shows that the company has 1,192,678 other domain names, with other meaning that it didn’t include the domain name I looked up. The tagline on the HugeDomains.com website says “shop for over 350,000 premium domains.”
I would guess that the Moz ranking has something to do with the fact that many (if not all) of the company’s domain names forward to HugeDomains.com. With that many domain names, I could not check a meaningful percentage to see if this is the case, but I did check a few.
There are some other domain industry websites also listed in the Moz 500. Some of these websites include:
- GoDaddy.com (#83)
- NetworkSolutions.com (#278)
- DevHub.com (#365)
- Trellian.com (#370)
- DomainMarket.com (#389)
- AcquireThisName.com (#483)
It’s very possible that I missed other domain name companies, but that’s all I could find this morning.
Thanks to Alan for sharing this list with me.