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ICANN Predicts 750 Domain Registrars to Shut Down in Next 12 Months

     
12:00 am on Jul 7, 2017 (gmt 0)

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Kevin Murphy reporting in Domains Incite writes: "ICANN VP Cyrus Namazi made the estimate while explaining ICANN's fiscal 2018 budget, which is where the projection originated… He said that ICANN ended its fiscal 2017 last week with 2,989 accredited registrars, but that ICANN expects to lose about 250 per quarter starting from October until this time next year."


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By my estimate, roughly two thirds of the registrars are shell accreditations under the ownership of just three companies — Web.com (Namejet and SnapNames), Pheenix, and TurnCommerce (DropCatch.com).

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9:32 am on July 16, 2017 (gmt 0)

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True, there seems to be a lot of redundancy within the registrars, as mentioned in DomainIncite. Losing two-thirds won't be as big of an impact as it sounds, as the redundancy is simply consolidated.
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We've tried to get one of the "new" domain names to rank for more than a year now, an abject failure, Google's only interested in com/net/org, don't buy one!
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I tend to be somewhat cynical about "predictions" from ICANN. However, many of the accredited registrars are dropcatcher registrars rather than retail registrars so they may disappear but others may take their place.

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We've tried to get one of the "new" domain names to rank for more than a year now, an abject failure, Google's only interested in com/net/org, don't buy one!
If it is in one of the toxic TLDs, then it might be very difficult to get it to rank. Google has made a complete mess of its new gTLD programme due to abject cluelessness in its management but that's another story.

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