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.COM Domain is considered to be the king of top-level domains. In this zone, most of registered second-level domains, domains in the zone .COM are the most valuable, and almost every major company is seeking a domain. Moreover, it is believed that almost every domain in any other area (especially gTLD) has its counterpart in the zone .COM.
Is it really? DomainTools conducted a study database and domain whois, to find out how many unique domains in each domain zone. A unique domain name is considered to be a name that is not found in any other area. For example, Google.com is not unique, because there are also Google.ru. Percentage of unique domain names can show which areas are popular among a certain range of users and independent of the authority .COM, and which are perceived by users as less prestigious version of the main top-level domain.
Domen.SOM c 75% of unique names, and here was the leader, because the domain name in this area is much greater than in any other gTLD.
60% of the domains in the German zone .DE have no analogues in the .COM and other areas, indicating that the good reputation and high popularity among the German national domain users.
In .tk domain can register a domain for free, hence the highest rate in 56% of unique names. Next on the list are national domains with about 40% of unique names. Members of these countries also do not consider it necessary to have a domain in a zone .COM.
GTLD only with a lot of unique domains, krome.SOM – zone .INFO. Probable cause – big discounts on the registration of domain names.
Least of all unique domains in .CO (5%), .ASIA (4%), .EU (3%). This result was expected, because the .CO domain is touted as an analog zone .COM – even with the same decoding – company. In the recently opened domains European Union and Asia many copies not only zones .COM, but also top-level domains of other European and Asian countries, respectively. It is noteworthy that 51% of all contemplated SLD there is only one zone. But the rating domain zones in which registered the most domain matches the domain in the zone .COM