Top ten reasons to renew a .top domain before July 1

Jun 17, 2016  - written by  in Domain names

  • Number 10: Monday June 20 marks the five-year anniversary of when ICANN announced that they would begin accepting applications for new gTLDs within the year, including .top.
  • Number 9: Your .top domain doesn’t have to expire in the next 10 days for you to renew it.
  • Number 8: Registration of .top domains has surpassed 2.5 million, making it the number two most registered new gTLD.
  • Number 7: This also makes it the top (no pun intended, really) most registered new gTLD based outside of the US
  • Number 6: .top is one of four new gTLDs put on record with Chinese MIIT to build a website with
  • Number 5: It’s easy to type. c, o and m are about as far apart on the keyboard as possible. t, o and p, though? All in the same row. You could type it one-handed.
  • Number 4: .top is international. Registrations span 230 countries.
  • Number 3: Over 30 words in the English language end in -top. And that’s not counting innumerable phrases (careful for premium domains, though).
  • Number 2: If you’re on top, and you like being on top, you should stay on top and keep your .top domain. You just should.

and …

  • Number 1: The number one reason to renew a .top domain before July 1 is because .top renewals are on promotion for ten days only (one day for each of the reasons on this list): from June 20 to June 30, 2016.

Domains in this extension can be renewed for just $6.26 per year (they’re normally $12.52 at A rates). So that’s a full half-off.

It’s easy to stay on .top if you can get half-off.