As 2016 draws to a close we get our top 10 year end lists. Just yesterday I heard the top 10 baby names of 2015 for the USA. Yes 2015; it takes that long to compile this list. Noah was #1 for boys and Emma was #1 for girls https://www.ssa.gov/oact/babynames/. In my home province of British Columbia Oliver is #1 for boys and Emma is #1 for girls http://www.vs.gov.bc.ca/babynames/baby2015.html. (…and Wilf was nowhere on either list.)
When it comes to web sites the top domain names in use worldwide as of December 30, 2016 are:
.ru 5.1% (Country code for Russia)
.de 3.0% (Germany)
.jp 2.4% (Japan)
.uk 2.0% (United Kingdom)
.br 1.8% (Brazil)
.it 1.4% (Italy)
.pl 1.4% (Poland)
The country code for Canada .ca comes in at #21 and .us the country code for the USA comes in at #44.
So there you have it. .com still rules the roost when it comes to domain names and the other 2 original top level domains, .org and .net, are in the top 5.
And if you’re wondering there are now over 1500 top level domain extensions. From .aaa to .zuerich.