InterNetX and Sedo just published its comprehensive Global Domain Report for 2021. The annual report is filled with useful domain name data, insights, highlights, and trends. At 76 pages in length, the report covers a wide variety of topics that will be interesting for domain investors to read. The report pdf is free to download (after sharing some contact information). The extensive report includes data shared by Verisign, Donuts, Radix, and other registry and registrar businesses.
Because of the global pandemic that has had a major impact on virtually everything, InterNetX and Sedo opted “to change the report a little bit and have included more new perspectives, trends and highlights that reflect the current market developments.” I was one of several people in the domain investment business who shared some thoughts about the domain industry in 2021.
One aspect I really liked about the report is the different questions posed to a very wide variety of industry participants. The report shared perspectives about the impact of COVID-19 on different businesses, forecasts for 2021 from different types of industry participants, and the development of different sectors of the domain industry in 2020. Representatives from ICANN, domain registries, and domain registrars offered their insight, and some domain investors shared their insight and observations as well.
Another aspect I like about this year’s report is the deep dive that was made to analyze some of the data that was shared. In addition to presenting some of the facts, the report aims to identify the rationale for the data. For instance, the report analyzes the impact of free ccTLD domain names on the overall registration numbers of ccTLDs.
There is a ton of data in this year’s report covering pretty much all aspects of the domain name industry. A considerable amount of domain name sales data is shared, both from the aftermarket and from the new registration business. The report covers gTLDs, new gTLDs, and ccTLDs.
In short, a whole lot of effort was put into this report by InterNetX and Sedo. I think the 2021 Global Domain Report has data that will interest pretty much everyone who works in the domain name industry.