The TLD Table, Whois Servers and More

Most of our domain name management software products are capable of auto configuring to support new global top level domains. However, we often get asked about whois servers for specific TLDs.

We have created a table of almost all TLDs along with whois server and other information. This data is updated daily. You can also search, sort and copy data from the table.

Click here to see the Top Level Domain (TLD) table.

the top level domain (tld) table

Daily List of Deleted Domains (new gTLDs)

The daily registered list of new gTLD domains is a popular tool at Domain Punch. We decided to follow it up with the daily deleted list of new gTLD domains.

Click Here to Check Daily Deleted Domains

The domain names listed are the domains that were deleted from the zone file on a specified day and is not the full list of deleted domains. Being present in this list does not mean that the domain is available for registration. It just means that the domain is no longer in the zone file.

You can click on a column header to sort the list. Clicking a second time will reverse the sort order.

Daily Deleted New gTLD Domains

Use Domain Name Filter Pro to Analyze Zone Files

Did you know that you can use Domain Name Filter Pro to analyze domain zone files?

If you have access to the Centralized Zone Data Service of ICANN you can download the zone files to your local hard disk. Unzip the downloaded file and then use Domain Name Filter Pro to import it using the “Import Entries >> Local File Import” option.

After importing, remember to remove duplicates from the list (right click within the list and select “Remove Duplicates” from the menu).

Once you have the domain names in the software use any of the many filtering options to analyze the domain names or use the domain name splitter to find component keywords.

Domain Name Filter Pro

New TLDs and Dictionary Words

Yesterday we announced some details about an upcoming Domain Name Filter software. We used an early version of the software to split the domain names in Guru, XYZ and Club zone files into words.

We used  the default English language dictionary within the software. This dictionary has over 75000 English words. It also includes the names of countries. We did not use dictionaries for common names, places and other proper nouns.

The software splits domain names into component words. Domain names with only numbers or a combination of  numbers and valid words were accepted. So 101domain.club is split as “101 domain” and accepted. But a domain name like xfrtyclub.guru is ignored because ‘xfrty’ is not in the dictionary.

Domains with hyphens were always accepted. For example, 1-koelner-pfeifen.club was split into “1 koelner pfeifen” and accepted even though both words koelner and pfeifen were not in the default English dictionary.

A Side Note: The software can split domain names accurately for most cases. However, in rare instances it does create unintended word combinations. For example, GreatIdeasInAging.xyz was split into “Great Idea Sin Aging” instead of “Great Ideas In Aging”.

Here are the results :-

XYZ

Total Domains Excluding IDN – 739,448

Valid Keyword Phrases after Splitting – 242,909

33% of the domains are valid English word combinations

CLUB

Total Domains Excluding IDN – 152,817

Valid Keyword Phrases after Splitting – 79,580

52% of the domains are valid English word combinations

GURU

Total Domains Excluding IDN – 78,271

Valid Keyword Phrases after Splitting – 49,983

64% of the domains are valid English word combinations

XYZ, Club, Guru Domains - Word Split

New gTLDs, Alexa Ranks and Artificial Rank Boosting

We have been tracking the growth of the new gTLDs in the Alexa top million list for some time now. We mostly use these internally developed tools :-

New gTLDs in Alexa 100K list

 

Is the Alexa rank list reliable for tracking the growth of new gTLDs?

Almost everyone knows that the Alexa ranks are not very reliable. However, many people assume that the ranks are a reasonably good estimate for sites ranked within the top 100,000.

Instead of using the top 100K rank list, we decided to go with the top 25,000 list.

We used data based on the Alexa top 25,000 ranks as on Dec-13-2014. The ranks used are the daily updated, one month average ranks.  The daily updated ranks are different from the Alexa toolbar ranks (averaged over a 3 month period).

This is what we found :-

  • There are 43 new gTLD sites in the Alexa Top 25,000 List.
  • 90% of these sites are either parked or redirected to an advertisement page or have illegal content.
  • 26 of them (60%) are “.XYZ” sites. Out of these, 20 have the same IP address.
  • All XYZ sites, except one, serve advertisements or are parked with no actual content.

Most of these sites don’t deserve to be in any “top” list. One possible conclusion is that the Alexa ranks are being artificially boosted. Here is a graph of the number of “.XYZ” sites in the Alexa million list plotted over time (between mid August to now). Notice the sudden upward trend from mid November?

Number of .XYZ sites in Alexa million list over time.

 

One notable new gTLD site is searchengines.guru (Alexa daily rank on 12/13/2014: 1392). However, this is not a new site, it is an old one that moved to the new .Guru domain.