...including super-short domain names. Over 95% of .com five character combinations are available and over 99% of six character combinations are available.1
122 million previously registered .com domain names are once again available.2
Seven out of 10 .com availability checks are successful.3
23 million times a day, a .com domain availability check is successful.3
Many experts recommend descriptive names. In fact, nearly half of all .com domain names are made up exclusively of two or more frequently used English keywords.4
A descriptive name is a smart choice because Internet users tend to use search to find businesses online. Keyword-rich domain names attract higher click-through rates on search engine results pages. Use keywords that describe your specialty or location.
In the past year, 11.8 million new .com domain name registrations contained two or more English keywords.4
ON KEEPING IT SHORT
13% of daily .com registrations are five to six characters long, and 73% of these daily registrations contain only letters – no numbers or hyphens.
1 Availability statistics are based on all possible five and six-character combinations of A-Z, 0-9 and a hyphen
2 On 7/30/14
3 2014 regular pool data
4 .com registrations June 2013 - June 2014
Data in this graphic as of July 2014