The primary choice one has to make when registering a brand new area is what registrar to decide on – and with near 2,000 registrars present in the present day, we needs to be spoilt for alternative, proper?
However the present distribution of present domains between registrars tells a distinct story:
(Knowledge supply: webhosting.data)
A few yr in the past this graph appeared like this:
GoDaddy is a transparent chief, and it retains rising very quickly, which might be a bit stunning for me, figuring out their horrible usability and annoying upsell techniques, had been it not for his or her aftermarket. This development simply reeks of all these wannabe PBN’ers hitting the aftermarket auctions as soon as they heard constructing their very own community is the way in which to go.
Guess what? If that is actually the one supply of your domains, your networks are BOUND to fail. By doing this, you might be making a footprint which is very easy to keep away from.
That stated, the scenario with internet hosting doesn’t look any higher:
(Similar information supply as above)
What’s particularly baffling right here is that out of fifty,168,023 domains registered with GoDaddy, 36,901,231 are hosted with it as properly (and sure, I’m fairly positive they’re the identical domains) – that is plain lazy! Other than placing all of your eggs in the identical basket (making your registrar your host, thus giving them full management over your website), this additionally means creating two footprints in a single. Don’t do that – randomise the whole lot!