A few years ago (in 2006), Bill Slawski posted an item on his blog on how many pages of a certain top level domain (e.g. .us, .com) were indexed on Google (you can find the article here). Since this is such a long time ago, I thought it would be nice to do the calculations again. In this post, you'll see all existing TLDs (except for the internationalized ones), the most popular and the least popular.

Note: this list isn't about the absolute number of top level domains, it only shows the number of pages websites with a specific domain in Google. For example, the .ly domain is widely used as URL (e.g. Bit.ly), this means there are a lot of pages on the same domain. Also, because I made the analysis in the Netherlands, the results might be a little different than when the analysis is made in for example the USA.

First, some things I noticed in comparison with the 2006 list:

  • There are a lot of new generic top level domains (e.g. .xyz, .bargains, .ninja etc.)
  • Some country code top level domains have opened their registry for global use, 2 examples:
    • .so (Somalia): 2006 | 512 domains, 2015 | 7570000 domains
    • .gq (Equatrional Guinea): 2006 | 1450 domains, 2015 | 498000 domains
  • The .fi (Finland) domain is ranked at number 5, I don't really know why :P The domain is only open to Finnish persons and companies and Finland isn't exactly an overcrowded country. If anyone know why there are so many pages on .fi domains, I would like to know why.
  • The .me (Montenegro) domain was introduced in 2007 and the .co domain has been made publically available in 2010. These are nowadays very popular.

The 20 top level domains with the most page results in Google

.com 25.270.000.000
.org 7.000.000.000
.de (Germany) 6.330.000.000
.fr (France) 2.630.000.000
.fi (Finland) 2.270.000.000
.uk (United Kingdom) 2.060.000.000
.es (Spain) 1.860.000.000
.it (Italy) 1.830.000.000
.nl (Netherlands) 1.740.000.000
.br (Brazil) 1.700.000.000
.net 1.690.000.000
.cz (Czech Republic) 1.620.000.000
.no (Norway 1.610.000.000
.pl (Poland) 1.520.000.000
.ca (Canada) 1.320.000.000
.se (Sweden) 1.300.000.000
.ru (Russia) 1.030.000.000
.eu (European Union) 1.020.000.000
.gov 977.000.000
.jp (Japan) 967.000.000

The 20 top level domains with the least page results in Google (excluding TLDs with 0 results and new generic TLDs)

.mh (Marshall Islands) 5
.kp (North Korea) 7
.gw (Guinea-Bissau) 181
.er (Eritrea) 315
.gu (guam) 3.570
.fk (Falkland Islands) 14.400
.km (Comoros) 16.400
.gn (Guinea) 24.900
.lr (Liberia) 43.600
.kn (Saint Kitts and Nevis) 143.000
.an (Netherlands Antilles) 265.000
.ye (Yemen) 304.000
.td (Chad) 306.000
.mq (Martinique) 308.000
.gf (French Guiana) 311.000
.cg (Republic of the Congo) 311.000
.cw (Curaçao) 314.000
.sb (Solomon Islands) 314.000
.ck (Cook Islands) 314.000
.ki (Kiribati) 316.000
com|25270000000
org|7000000000
de|6330000000
fr|2630000000
fi|2270000000
uk|2060000000
es|1860000000
it|1830000000
nl|1740000000
br|1700000000
net|1690000000
cz|1620000000
no|1610000000
pl|1520000000
ca|1320000000
se|1300000000
ru|1030000000
eu|1020000000
gov|977000000
jp|967000000
au|964000000
us|888000000
be|856000000
at|770000000
info|742000000
edu|670000000
hu|638000000
ch|572000000
cc|561000000
ie|521000000
cn|508000000
dk|497000000
cat|465000000
pt|445000000
il|422000000
lt|417000000
rocks|411000000
ee|388000000
is|382000000
mx|366000000
si|343000000
tw|333000000
sk|319000000
lv|275000000
in|264000000
gr|264000000
ro|244000000
rs|237000000
ar|231000000
hk|224000000
za|219000000
ua|219000000
nz|217000000
co|215000000
tr|200000000
lu|182000000
cl|174000000
me|169000000
by|161000000
kr|145000000
uy|145000000
la|144000000
hr|135000000
tv|128000000
id|111000000
ly|109000000
sg|107000000
vn|103000000
pe|102000000
bg|88700000
my|74200000
biz|70100000
link|64400000
md|60700000
website|58000000
directory|56700000
mil|53500000
support|52200000
ge|48800000
company|48700000
cr|48300000
ve|48300000
am|46400000
kz|46100000
int|44900000
nu|44600000
ph|41900000
ir|39600000
th|37800000
to|36500000
gl|35300000
fm|34500000
al|33400000
travel|31700000
ae|31200000
ec|30100000
ke|30100000
az|30100000
sa|30000000
st|29900000
guru|29700000
io|29100000
eg|28600000
ma|26900000
mobi|25600000
ba|25100000
mk|24700000
photos|22600000
ng|22200000
pk|22200000
cu|21000000
do|20000000
ws|19600000
ug|18400000
cy|18200000
fo|18200000
uz|18000000
li|17900000
tt|17700000
kg|17700000
je|17500000
bo|17400000
lk|17300000
mo|16900000
su|16700000
ad|16700000
sc|16700000
tl|16700000
gt|16700000
eus|16600000
py|15800000
vc|15800000
pa|15200000
lc|14600000
sh|14500000
sv|13900000
tk|13100000
ni|12900000
bw|11600000
tn|11400000
sx|10900000
lb|10500000
re|10200000
nc|9740000
hn|9520000
zm|9460000
zone|9350000
zw|9340000
moe|9330000
xxx|9080000
jo|8910000
mz|8560000
ao|8490000
cv|8490000
mt|8420000
va|8370000
coop|8200000
dz|8110000
ps|7760000
ai|7760000
so|7570000
gh|7570000
sn|7450000
tz|7330000
museum|7250000
bm|6710000
bh|6710000
ht|6300000
xyz|6100000
sexy|5850000
mp|5480000
pn|5310000
tips|5120000
qa|4520000
ms|4500000
cf|4250000
jobs|4200000
pub|4140000
berlin|3990000
tm|3610000
im|3590000
bz|3430000
gd|3020000
city|3000000
af|2790000
photo|2640000
photography|2590000
ga|2470000
asia|2460000
tj|2440000
blue|2340000
pm|2310000
gs|2270000
pr|2260000
pro|2220000
ninja|2210000
paris|2210000
bd|1850000
ac|1850000
gy|1800000
name|1560000
ag|1540000
club|1530000
media|1410000
gallery|1400000
cm|1390000
kh|1360000
top|1340000
mn|1320000
network|1290000
dj|1240000
np|1210000
mu|1180000
clothing|1160000
ceo|1140000
vg|1120000
red|1100000
mg|1080000
om|1080000
pw|1070000
nr|1030000
vu|1010000
black|965000
onl|897000
ci|844000
country|841000
taipei|814000
house|774000
gg|765000
today|755000
bi|745000
cx|744000
pics|727000
works|724000
as|723000
webcam|706000
sr|685000
equipment|678000
science|662000
vet|655000
aero|636000
ovh|617000
tf|606000
center|603000
wang|602000
tokyo|601000
careers|596000
click|593000
tc|585000
sy|581000
social|577000
jm|575000
kw|573000
cd|568000
cheap|560000
bn|551000
iq|542000
hm|539000
tel|529000
mv|526000
na|511000
reviews|510000
pink|503000
gq|498000
yt|495000
wf|495000
sm|495000
mc|494000
exposed|472000
fj|459000
rw|457000
vi|442000
bike|437000
pf|413000
kitchen|397000
repair|397000
post|393000
direct|392000
ml|386000
singles|376000
mm|364000
wiki|362000
et|360000
gal|360000
services|356000
mw|356000
sd|355000
report|354000
desi|354000
ne|352000
wtf|352000
kim|350000
ky|349000
gp|348000
trade|346000
bf|344000
ax|344000
space|342000
bt|340000
expert|339000
mr|338000
estate|338000
gi|337000
nf|337000
properties|336000
bs|335000
agency|335000
training|333000
sl|332000
watch|332000
codes|332000
pg|331000
bb|331000
work|331000
ruhr|329000
gm|329000
band|328000
world|327000
tg|326000
dm|324000
sz|324000
guide|323000
casa|320000
ls|320000
bj|317000
aw|317000
ki|316000
pictures|315000
ck|314000
sb|314000
cw|314000
moda|314000
surf|311000
cg|311000
property|311000
gf|311000
mq|308000
td|306000
ye|304000
wien|297000
immobilien|288000
domains|275000
rip|272000
recipes|270000
gift|268000
an|265000
durban|263000
scot|252000
haus|251000
cool|247000
aq|244000
holiday|244000
auction|243000
kaufen|242000
tools|235000
ink|230000
life|230000
tienda|224000
condos|223000
cymru|222000
audio|222000
town|215000
wales|214000
krd|213000
joburg|212000
cooking|211000
gop|210000
church|210000
nyc|210000
systems|202000
host|202000
land|193000
builders|192000
london|189000
global|186000
solutions|186000
supply|186000
software|173000
shoes|170000
discount|167000
gratis|166000
technology|159000
christmas|158000
quebec|156000
events|155000
toys|152000
army|151000
uno|146000
capetown|146000
ooo|145000
bid|145000
community|144000
deals|144000
kn|143000
vision|141000
international|141000
buzz|140000
bargains|138000
nagoya|138000
place|138000
cash|138000
academy|137000
bzh|135000
camp|134000
digital|134000
education|131000
vegas|130000
computer|129000
help|128000
menu|127000
florist|124000
farm|124000
dating|119000
kiwi|118000
coffee|112000
graphics|108000
diamonds|104000
exchange|99200
koeln|91400
industries|91300
dance|91000
citic|90700
tattoo|89300
institute|88300
frl|87100
camera|85600
ren|85000
actor|80600
boutique|80500
email|80200
market|80000
realtor|79900
press|76900
parts|76700
futbol|75900
marketing|75600
fish|74400
limo|74100
moscow|74100
bio|70100
lighting|69800
cab|67400
bayern|67300
university|66200
fitness|60900
brussels|59600
melbourne|56600
glass|56500
hamburg|55100
party|54900
business|53800
holdings|52400
bar|47400
lr|43600
limited|43300
best|42900
dental|41000
yokohama|39700
consulting|39300
pizza|39200
supplies|38800
immo|38700
tax|38300
cologne|37700
rentals|35600
voyage|35100
clinic|34600
fund|33000
jetzt|32200
fail|30800
care|30300
flights|30100
hiphop|28500
furniture|28000
beer|27600
foundation|25800
arpa|25400
gn|24900
construction|24700
vlaanderen|24200
ventures|23700
plumbing|22400
villas|22000
juegos|21900
solar|21100
gent|20000
management|19900
schule|19800
contractors|18600
horse|17700
gifts|16700
km|16400
sydney|16000
hosting|15800
restaurant|15300
okinawa|15200
lease|15200
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fk|14400
soy|14200
cards|14000
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claims|11500
saarland|11400
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cleaning|9750
partners|9570
archi|9450
productions|9060
lawyer|8850
capital|8820
cruises|8790
associates|8430
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gripe|8000
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guitars|7610
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enterprises|6990
how|6860
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reise|5020
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maison|4530
rest|4460
lgbt|3930
vodka|3880
rodeo|3820
attorney|3720
gu|3570
yoga|3250
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physio|2520
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er|315
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sca|7
kp|7
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otsuka|2
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