This is where you will find various tools that may be of interest to you, and some statistics about domain names.
This is a new section, and we have many things to add here, so check back often.
How many .com's are currently active?
How many .net's were active a month ago?
Which TLDs are gaining in popularity?
Get these answers here.
Which domains are using a certain nameserver?
What domains are about to be dropped?
These tools and more are coming shortly.
General Domain Information & FAQ's
What do gTLD, sTLD, and ccTLD stand for?
gTLD - generic top level domain (controlled by ICANN)
sTLD - sponsored top level domain (controlled by independent agencies)
ccTLD - country code top level domain (controlled by the related country)
What are the different gTLDs?
The current gTLDs are:
.com, .net, .org, .info, .name, .biz, and .pro
Second level .pro options also exist for specific professional categories.
We offer domain registration services for any of these TLDs
What are the different sTLDs?
The current sTLDs are:
.aero, .asia, .cat, .coop, .edu, .gov, .int, .jobs, .mil, .mobi, .museum, .tel, and .travel
We offer domain registration services, or assist with the process, for any of these TLDs
What are the different ccTLDs?
Here are all the ccTLDs we currently deal with. Some are used as is, while some are only available as 2nd level options, (i.e. subdomain options), and some work both ways.
.ac .ag .am .at .au .be .bz .ca .cc .cn .de .eu .fm .gd .gs .in .io .it .jp .la .me .ms .mx .nl .nu .nz .sh .tc .tm .to .tv .tw .uk .us .vg .ws
For a full list of all ccTLDs, go to http://www.iana.org/domains/root/db/ and click the ccTLDs link to filter the list.
What are 2nd level domains?
2nd level domains, (also called 2LD), are domains like .on.ca, .co.uk, .com.au, .au.com, etc. These are 2nd level hierarchies to a TLD.
2nd level domain can also refer to the distinguishing part of a domain name, like premierwebsitesolutions in premierwebsitesolutions.com, but when talking about domain registration services, it usually means a 2nd level option to register a domain under.
Here are the 2nd level options for ccTLDs that we currently deal with:
.kids.us, .com.mx, .co.nz, .net.nz, .org.nz, .com.cn, .net.cn, .org.cn, .com.ag, .net.ag, .org.ag, .com.au, .net.au, .org.au, .asn.au, .id.au, .co.uk, .me.uk, .org.uk, .com.tw, .idv.tw, .org.tw
and these provincial .ca options:
.ab.ca, .bc.ca, .mb.ca, .nb.ca, .nl.ca, .ns.ca, .nt.ca, .on.ca, .pe.ca, .qc.ca, .sk.ca, .yk.ca
There are also 2nd level options of the 3 main TLDs, com, net, and org, which are generally country focused options without the country restrictions.
.ae.org, .ar.com, .au.com, .br.com, .cn.com, .de.com, .eu.com, .gb.com, .gb.net, .hu.com, .jpn.com, .kr.com, .no.com, .qc.com, .ru.com, .sa.com, .se.com, .se.net, .uk.com, .uk.net, .us.com, .uy.com, .za.com
What's with "new TLD's"?
Icann, the company in charge of the whole domain name system, decided one day to open up the market for TLD options. Now .anything (almost) can become a new option as long as a company, organisation, or person has the money and resources to make the investment. It's a complicated, lengthy, and costly process to add a new TLD option to the current system, but it's now available and pretty soon we will see new TLD options becoming available. Some will be for anyone to register and some will have requirements or restrictions. The company making the investment will be the one in charge of that TLD.