The domain name is a big deal in the modern web.
The name of a company or organization means so much, and it’s often linked to everything from restaurants to sporting events to movie theaters.
So when a new web service or app comes out that can help you define your own domain name, you may be tempted to opt in.
But a new study suggests you’re not alone.
For every 100 domains registered in the US, there are only a few that have ever been considered real.
And if you’ve ever seen the name ‘bioethics’ on your computer, you know how difficult that is to find.
The study, conducted by Domain Name Search and Research, examined the top 100 top domain names in the world and found that only 1% of them were ever considered real domain names.
For reference, the top 200 most-popular domain names on the web were actually registered in Canada.
So if you want to have a real domain, you need a domain name that’s unique and not taken by any of the 100 top domains.
To understand why the top domain name registrations have never been considered authentic, Domain Name Institute senior scientist David Pate asked Domain Name Checkers and Domain Name Registrars (DNS) what they think about these names.
We asked them to tell us what the study’s findings are.
We’ll also get an update on the findings from the study itself, so check back with us for more on the study.
What are the findings?
Domain Name Index A group of researchers from DNS surveyed Domain Name Registry and the top 1,000 domain name registrars to see if they were using the word “authenticated” as the term for what they were doing.
The results of this study were pretty startling: While only 1.6% of domain name names ever used the word authenticated, a full 82% of these domains had never been registered before.
This means that for every 100 domain names registered in a country, only 1 will ever be considered a real and fully legitimate domain name.
(If you want a domain that’s a bit more complicated, you can look up the actual number in a chart.)
So what does that mean for you?
If you’re already using your favorite search engine and your favorite domain name services to find a domain, it may be easier to just stick with the top 1000 and avoid looking at any more top-level domains that may be more popular.
You’ll also be less likely to find domains with the word registered in their name, as these domain names will have been flagged as being fake.
For example, look at these domains: www.greekfootball.com – The top 1000 domains in the country for Greek football.
This domain name has been registered for over 30 years and is currently listed as a fake.
This particular domain name was registered by a company called ‘Avanti’.
It was registered on October 1, 2018.
The company has since been taken down, but there’s no indication why.
www,www.coffeehouse.com – A popular coffeehouse in Seattle, Washington, that’s currently being investigated by the FBI for hosting child pornography.
This company registered the domain for a short time in August of this year.
The registration was revoked by the registrar in September of 2018.
“In many countries, the term ‘official domain’ has been used to refer to a domain.
However, it is not accurate to label all registrings as official domain names because some domain names have been registered on the same domain for more than 20 years,” DNIS researcher Michael Cottam told The Verge.
“While the term official domain is an unfortunate term, it can serve to help clarify the issue in our search results.”
What’s more, this study indicates that there’s a lot of confusion about what a real website actually is.
The term ‘verified’ is often used to describe what a website is in the first place, but what constitutes a ‘verified domain’ in the minds of many people isn’t always clear.
So it’s probably a good idea to check your domain’s definition first before you start using it.
For instance, this site uses the term “verified domain” to describe its website, but it has no domain name registered on it.
“A verified domain means that the domain owner is the only person who has access to the information stored in the domain,” Cottamp said.
“This could be a domain management company, an academic institution, or any other domain name provider.
The domain owner will then have control of the information and can decide what information to share with the public.”
To avoid confusion, the study recommends you check out your registrar’s terms of service, and try to avoid the word ‘verified’.
“When you’re looking at a domain for the first time, it’s important to ask yourself: ‘What are the requirements to have my domain