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05/06/2013 10:08 PDT

DNS Marketshare - Alexa 10,000 + Fortune 500 - May 2013

The following are updated managed DNS marketshare statistics for May 2013. This is a follow up to our previous posts in March and April 2013.

Alexa Top 10,000 DNS Marketshare - May 6, 2013

The following table provides a comparison of DNS provider marketshare between Apr 8 and May 6 2013 for the top 10,000 Alexa websites. Alexa rankings change frequently. This analysis is based on an Alexa rankings snapshot taken on April 5 2013.

AWS Route 53 and CloudFlare continue to grow significantly in this market segment.

Akamai's marketshare growth is primarily being driven by migrations off the Cotendo platform which is scheduled to be shutdown sometime this year.

ProviderRankWebsites (out of 10,000)MarketshareMarketshare Change
DynECT14404.4%+6 / +1.382%
AWS Route 5323813.81%+14 / +3.815%
UltraDNS33613.61%-2 / -0.551%
DNSPod43363.36%+5 / +1.511%
CloudFlare53143.14%+23 / +7.904%
GoDaddy DNS62872.87%-10 / -3.367%
DNS Made Easy72462.46%0
Akamai82172.17%+10 / +4.831%
Rackspace Cloud DNS91561.56%-2 / -1.266%
Verisign DNS101061.06%+5 / +4.95%
Softlayer DNS11790.79%0
Namecheap12760.76%0
easyDNS13760.76%-1 / -1.299%
Enom DNS14660.66%-1 / -1.493%
Cotendo Advanced DNS15470.47%-11 / -18.966%
Savvis16420.42%0
Nettica17300.3%0
ZoneEdit18290.29%0
Internap19270.27%0
ClouDNS20210.21%+3 / +16.667%
DNS Park21170.17%+1 / +6.25%
No-IP22120.12%0
Zerigo DNS23100.1%0
EuroDNS2470.07%0
Worldwide DNS2550.05%-1 / -16.667%
DTDNS2620.02%0
CDNetworks DNS2720.02%+1 / +100%


Alexa Top 1,000 DNS Marketshare - May 6, 2013

The following table provides a comparison of DNS provider marketshare between Apr 8 and May 6 2013 for the top 1,000 Alexa websites. Alexa rankings change frequently. This analysis is based on an Alexa rankings snapshot taken on April 5 2013.

This market segment is much less volatile month-to-month relative to the top 10,000.

ProviderRankWebsites (out of 1,000)MarketshareMarketshare Change
DynECT1797.9%0
UltraDNS2636.3%+1 / +1.613%
Akamai3484.8%0
AWS Route 534343.4%-1 / -2.857%
DNSPod5323.2%0
DNS Made Easy6212.1%0
GoDaddy DNS7141.4%0
Cotendo Advanced DNS8111.1%-1 / -8.333%
Verisign DNS9101%0
easyDNS10101%0
CloudFlare1180.8%+1 / +14.286%
Rackspace Cloud DNS1270.7%0
Namecheap1360.6%0
Softlayer DNS1450.5%0
Enom DNS1550.5%0
Internap1630.3%0
Savvis1730.3%0
Nettica1820.2%0
ClouDNS1920.2%0
ZoneEdit2020.2%0
DTDNS2110.1%0
EuroDNS2210.1%0
No-IP2310.1%0
Worldwide DNS2410.1%0


Fortune 500 DNS Marketshare - May 6, 2013

The following table provides a comparison of DNS provider marketshare between Apr 8 and May 6 2013 for the 2012 US Fortune 500 Companies. Again, very little movement in this market segment.

ProviderRankWebsites (out of 500)MarketshareMarketshare Change
UltraDNS1367.2%+1 / +2.857%
Verisign DNS2244.8%0
Akamai3132.6%0
DynECT481.6%0
DNS Made Easy561.2%0
Savvis640.8%0
GoDaddy DNS740.8%0
Internap840.8%0
Rackspace Cloud DNS920.4%0
AWS Route 531020.4%0
easyDNS1110.2%0
No-IP1210.2%0
Enom DNS1310.2%0
ZoneEdit1410.2%0


Top 20 Alexa Site Changes - Apr 8 to May 6 2013

As part of the marketshare analysis, we track which Alexa 10,000 sites have switched DNS providers since the last snapshot.

Interesting to note that indiatimes.com migrated back to UltraDNS after having switched to from Ultra to Dyn just one month ago.

HostnameRankNew DNS ProviderPrevious DNS Provider
indiatimes.com128UltraDNSDynECT
goodreads.com312UltraDNSGoDaddy DNS
lifehacker.com586DynECTCotendo Advanced DNS
gawker.com1138DynECTCotendo Advanced DNS
elwatannews.com1307CloudFlareDynECT
payoneer.com1418AkamaiCotendo Advanced DNS
speedbit.com1500AkamaiCotendo Advanced DNS
kotaku.com1600DynECTCotendo Advanced DNS
shop.com1650Verisign DNSUltraDNS
cafemom.com1660AWS Route 53GoDaddy DNS
io9.com1875DynECTCotendo Advanced DNS
tokyo-porn-tube.com2014AWS Route 53GoDaddy DNS
jezebel.com2106DynECTCotendo Advanced DNS
r2games.com2383DNSPodGoDaddy DNS
nomorerack.com2688UltraDNSAWS Route 53
tokyo-tube.com2721AWS Route 53GoDaddy DNS
socialmediabar.com2884CloudFlareRackspace Cloud DNS
unfranchise.com.tw2896Verisign DNSUltraDNS
sevenforums.com3110GoDaddy DNSDynECT
tasteofhome.com3233AWS Route 53UltraDNS