Alexa and Fortune 500 DNS Marketshare – 7 Sep 2013

This post provides current marketshare statistics for managed DNS services amongst top Alexa websites and US Fortune 500 companies. The methodology used to collect this data is explained in a prior post.

For this month, AWS Route 53, CloudFlare and DNSPod continue to show very strong growth in the Alexa 10,000 segment. Just a year ago, UltraDNS and Dyn held a solid lead in this segment, but now are ranked #3 and 5. UltraDNS and Verisign continue to hold a solid lead in the Fortune 500 market, and Dyn and UltraDNS in the Alexa 1,000 segment. Akamai has also shown has also shown growth in the Alexa 1,000 segment primarily driven by Cotendo migrations (Akamai acquired Cotendo in Dec 2011).

In this post we are also introducing new marketshare visuals. Click on the Historical buttons to view marketshare trends over the past 4 months.

Alexa Top 1,000 DNS Marketshare – 7 Sep 2013

Alexa Top 1,000 DNS Marketshare – 7 Sep 2013

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This diagram provides a snapshot of managed DNS marketshare for top 1,000 Alexa websites.

Historical Alexa 1,000 DNS Marketshare – 4 Apr to 7 Sep 2013

Historical Alexa 1,000 DNS Marketshare – 4 Apr to 7 Sep 2013

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This diagram provides 4 months of historical DNS marketshare for DNS services used by top 1,000 Alexa websites

Alexa Top 1,000 DNS Marketshare – 7 Sep 2013

This table provides marketshare for managed DNS services amongst top 1,000 Alexa websites. Change metrics are derived from the difference in marketshare from 30 Jun to 7 Sep 2013. This list is generally more consistent than Alexa 10,000.
Provider Rank Websites (out of 1000) Marketshare Marketshare Change
DynECT 1 83 8.3% +3
UltraDNS 2 64 6.4% +2
Akamai 3 54 5.4% +7
AWS Route 53 4 44 4.4% +3
DNSPod 5 41 4.1% +6
GoDaddy DNS 6 18 1.8% 0
DNS Made Easy 7 18 1.8% +1
Verisign DNS 8 15 1.5% +1
CloudFlare 9 9 0.9% -1
Rackspace Cloud DNS 10 8 0.8% 0
Enom DNS 11 6 0.6% 0
Cotendo Advanced DNS 12 5 0.5% -6
Softlayer DNS 13 4 0.4% 0
easyDNS 14 4 0.4% -2
Namecheap 15 3 0.3% 0
Savvis 16 2 0.2% 0
Internap 17 2 0.2% 0
ClouDNS 18 2 0.2% 0
Nettica 19 1 0.1% 0
DTDNS 20 1 0.1% 0
ZoneEdit 21 1 0.1% -1
EuroDNS 22 1 0.1% 0

Alexa Top 1,000 DNS Switchers – 7 Sep 2013

This table lists Alexa 1,000 websites that have switched DNS services since prior marketshare analysis on 30 Jun 2013.
Hostname Rank New DNS Provider Previous DNS Provider
outbrain.com 200 DynECT Cotendo Advanced DNS
sweetim.com 252 Akamai Cotendo Advanced DNS
pof.com 307 UltraDNS Akamai
optmd.com 343 DynECT UltraDNS
incredibar-search.com 434 Akamai Cotendo Advanced DNS
xe.com 483 AWS Route 53 easyDNS
sweetpacks.com 486 Akamai Cotendo Advanced DNS
123rf.com 638 AWS Route 53 ZoneEdit
sweetpacks-search.com 752 Akamai Cotendo Advanced DNS
fixya.com 979 Akamai Cotendo Advanced DNS

Alexa Top 10,000 DNS Marketshare – 7 Sep 2013

Alexa Top 10,000 DNS Marketshare – 7 Sep 2013

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This diagram provides a snapshot of managed DNS marketshare for top 10,000 Alexa websites.

Historical Alexa 10,000 DNS Marketshare – 4 Apr to 7 Sep 2013

Historical Alexa 10,000 DNS Marketshare – 4 Apr to 7 Sep 2013

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This diagram provides 4 months of historical DNS marketshare for DNS services used by top 10,000 Alexa websites

Alexa Top 10,000 DNS Marketshare – 7 Sep 2013

This table provides marketshare for managed DNS services amongst top 10,000 Alexa websites. Change metrics are derived from the difference in marketshare from 30 Jun to 7 Sep 2013. AWS Route 53, CloudFlare and China-based DNSPod continue to capture significant marketshare in this list.
Provider Rank Websites (out of 10,000) Marketshare Marketshare Change
DNSPod 1 467 4.67% +17
AWS Route 53 2 450 4.5% +28
DynECT 3 437 4.37% +10
CloudFlare 4 388 3.88% +25
UltraDNS 5 367 3.67% +9
GoDaddy DNS 6 305 3.05% -9
Akamai 7 248 2.48% +22
DNS Made Easy 8 243 2.43% +9
Rackspace Cloud DNS 9 133 1.33% -1
Verisign DNS 10 110 1.1% +8
Softlayer DNS 11 69 0.69% -5
Enom DNS 12 65 0.65% +3
easyDNS 13 60 0.6% -1
Namecheap 14 60 0.6% -3
Savvis 15 41 0.41% -1
Internap 16 28 0.28% 0
ClouDNS 17 27 0.27% +1
Nettica 18 25 0.25% +1
ZoneEdit 19 20 0.2% -1
Cotendo Advanced DNS 20 19 0.19% -17
DNS Park 21 15 0.15% +1
EuroDNS 22 13 0.13% 0
No-IP 23 10 0.1% -1
Worldwide DNS 24 7 0.07% 0
Zerigo DNS 25 6 0.06% 0
CDNetworks DNS 26 1 0.01% 0
DTDNS 27 1 0.01% 0

Alexa Top 10,000 DNS Switchers – 7 Sep 2013

This table lists Alexa 10,000 websites that have switched DNS services since prior marketshare analysis on 30 Jun 2013.
Hostname Rank New DNS Provider Previous DNS Provider
outbrain.com 200 DynECT Cotendo Advanced DNS
sweetim.com 252 Akamai Cotendo Advanced DNS
pof.com 307 UltraDNS Akamai
optmd.com 343 DynECT UltraDNS
incredibar-search.com 434 Akamai Cotendo Advanced DNS
xe.com 483 AWS Route 53 easyDNS
sweetpacks.com 486 Akamai Cotendo Advanced DNS
123rf.com 638 AWS Route 53 ZoneEdit
sweetpacks-search.com 752 Akamai Cotendo Advanced DNS
fixya.com 979 Akamai Cotendo Advanced DNS
noticiadeldia.com 1342 DNS Made Easy Softlayer DNS
prezi.com 1567 AWS Route 53 DynECT
makeuseof.com 1627 AWS Route 53 Rackspace Cloud DNS
bizrate.com 1655 Akamai Cotendo Advanced DNS
pastebin.com 1766 CloudFlare Namecheap
megashare.info 1793 CloudFlare GoDaddy DNS
iconfinder.com 2297 AWS Route 53 CloudFlare
notdoppler.com 2416 CloudFlare Softlayer DNS
runetki.com 2871 Namecheap Enom DNS
lidl.de 3005 DynECT Cotendo Advanced DNS
admcsport.com 3042 GoDaddy DNS Rackspace Cloud DNS
fitbit.com 3641 AWS Route 53 GoDaddy DNS
segundamano.mx 3968 AWS Route 53 GoDaddy DNS
freemake.com 4009 AWS Route 53 GoDaddy DNS
xforex.com 4054 DynECT Savvis
shopzilla.com 4113 Akamai Cotendo Advanced DNS
entire.xxx 4134 GoDaddy DNS Rackspace Cloud DNS
sitemeter.com 4359 Akamai Cotendo Advanced DNS
hotarabchat.com 4504 CloudFlare Namecheap
modcloth.com 4515 DNS Made Easy CloudFlare
anastasiadate.com 5135 Akamai Cotendo Advanced DNS
blogtalkradio.com 5144 Akamai Cotendo Advanced DNS
cuantocabron.com 5302 GoDaddy DNS CloudFlare
joydownload.com 5499 AWS Route 53 GoDaddy DNS
dslreports.com 5614 AWS Route 53 easyDNS
sucksex.com 5670 CloudFlare Namecheap
chatroulette.com 5721 CloudFlare AWS Route 53
spreadshirt.com 5772 Akamai Cotendo Advanced DNS
attracta.com 6049 AWS Route 53 GoDaddy DNS
lidl.it 6058 Akamai Cotendo Advanced DNS
dailyfx.com 6110 Akamai Cotendo Advanced DNS
fabfurnish.com 6114 AWS Route 53 GoDaddy DNS
prixmoinscher.com 6277 Akamai Cotendo Advanced DNS
asianbeauties.com 6308 Akamai Cotendo Advanced DNS
gratisjuegos.org 6815 CloudFlare Softlayer DNS
satrk.com 6888 DNS Made Easy GoDaddy DNS
supersonicads.com 7280 AWS Route 53 GoDaddy DNS
gamebox.com 7439 AWS Route 53 GoDaddy DNS
sukar.com 7975 DNS Park GoDaddy DNS
vandal.net 8197 AWS Route 53 DynECT

Fortune 500 DNS Marketshare – 7 Sep 2013

Fortune 500 DNS Marketshare – 7 Sep 2013

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This diagram provides a snapshot of managed DNS marketshare for Fortune 500 company websites.

Historical Fortune 500 DNS Marketshare – 4 Apr to 7 Sep 2013

Historical Fortune 500 DNS Marketshare – 4 Apr to 7 Sep 2013

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This diagram provides 4 months of historical DNS marketshare for DNS services used by Fortune 500 company websites

Fortune 500 2013 DNS Marketshare – 7 Sep 2013

This table provides marketshare for managed DNS services amongst 2013 US Fortune 500 companies. Change metrics are derived from the difference in marketshare from 30 Jun to 7 Sep 2013.
Provider Rank Websites (out of 500) Marketshare Marketshare Change
UltraDNS 1 36 7.2% +2
Verisign DNS 2 30 6% +1
Akamai 3 17 3.4% +2
DynECT 4 10 2% +1
DNS Made Easy 5 7 1.4% 0
GoDaddy DNS 6 5 1% 0
Savvis 7 4 0.8% 0
Internap 8 3 0.6% 0
Rackspace Cloud DNS 9 2 0.4% 0
Enom DNS 10 2 0.4% 0
easyDNS 11 1 0.2% 0
ZoneEdit 12 1 0.2% 0
AWS Route 53 13 1 0.2% 0
No-IP 14 1 0.2% 0

Fortune 500 DNS Switchers – 7 Sep 2013

There were no changes in managed DNS providers amongst Fortune 500 websites within this time period.

Originally posted: CloudHarmony

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