This Sunday, March 15, marks the 30th anniversary of the first .com domain name registration, Symbolics.com. Today, there are more than 116 million .com domain names registered globally, and more being registered every day. Below is a list of the top 10 trending keywords registered in .com and .net during the month of February 2015. Any surprises?
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Note: Each list was developed by examining keyword registration growth by identified language relative to the preceding month, such that those keywords with the highest percentage of registration growth are being reported on. This method is used to eliminate commonly registered keywords such as “online” and “shop” to provide a true look at monthly trends by language.