Growjo started in early 2019 as a list of the 10,000 Fastest Growing Companies in the World. They combine multiple datasets and growth triggers including: annual revenue growth, annual sales & financials, competitors and alternatives, competitive analysis, valuation increases, funding news, hiring announcements and trends, “number of employees” growth, employee turnover, and more. Growjo releases this list bi-annually to record, track and predict company growth every 6 months. The companies on this list represent the top 1% of 1M international companies and startups. Here we look at the list for the first half of 2021 and their domain name choices.
number of companies
Here is a visual of the breakdown, over 79% of the startups on the list used a .com domain extension. Next by popularity are .org with 2.9%, .io, .ai, and .co.
Dashes are often included with two word brand names or with added words when the business has to compromise on their domain if the exact brand match name is taken/not within reach. Here we can see just over 4% of the startups on the list are operating on a domain with a dash.