nTLDStats

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Type: Privately Held
Industry: Internet
Founded: Munich, 2014
Founder(s): Stefan Meinecke
Ownership: greenSec GmbH
Headquarters: Unterhaching, Munich
Country: Germany
Businesses: Data Provider
Email: mail [at] ntldstats.com
Website: ntldstats.com
Blog: blog.ntldstats.com
Facebook: nTLDStats
Twitter: TwitterIcon.png@nTLDStats
Key People
Stefan Meinecke, Owner
Denis Wisotzki, COO

nTLDStats is a data provider that offers statistics and breakdowns for new gTLDs.

History

nTLDStats has been created by Stefan Meinecke in March 2014 and provides detailed statistics, such as total registered domain names, domains registered through a specific registrar, among others.

In March 2014 the domain name blog TheDomains did an interview with the founder of nTLDStats, Stefan, to find out his motivation behind this project. [1]

Since May 2014 registries, registrants and large domain holders can update their data to help keep their data accurate.[2]

In December 2015 the German domain name law blog Domain-Recht did an interview[3] with Stefan, which got translated later on.[4]

In May 2016 Denis Wisotzki was appointed COO.[5]

Products & Services

nTLDStats provides statistics and breakdowns about:

nTLDStats also provide an API. It is still in beta, but it provides access to most of the statistics and breakdowns.[6]

Additional to that, they provides a WHOIS validator to check any given new gTLD WHOIS output for compliance with the Registration Data Directory Service Specifications set throughout various ICANNs RAs.[7]

Controversy

Even though nTLDStats became quite popular, there are still doubts that the provided statistics are accurate. The main reason for those divergences shown by competitors are different methods being used to determine statistics or excluding domain names as internal ones.[8]

References

  1. Interview with Stefan Meinecke Published 11 March 2014
  2. Request nTLDStats Account Retrieved 15 March 2016
  3. German Domain-Recht interview with Stefan Meinecke Published 24 November 2015
  4. Translated Domain-Recht interview with Stefan Meinecke Published 8 December 2015
  5. Denis appointed COOR etrieved 24 May 2016
  6. API Documentation Retrieved 15 March 2016
  7. WHOIS Validator Retrieved 15 March 2016
  8. Facebook Review by User