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MOZ Top 500 websites 2021

MOZ is one of the most trusted and globally recognized SEO companies. It was founded by Rand Fishkin and Gillian Muessig in 2004. Fun fact – Moz operates on the three letter .com name MOZ.COM and often share advice on best practices for choosing the right domain for your brand.

For almost every business (at least those based in the US, targeting English-language speakers), the .com domain is still the assumption many, many customers, visitors, and potential amplifiers will use.

Rand Fishkin, founder MOZ and SparkToro

They have ranked the top 500 most popular websites in the world based on Domain Authority, a link-based metric that models how Google ranks websites. Each site is listed by the number of other websites that link to them, along with a Domain Authority score. Let’s have a look at the domains of the businesses on the list. Keep in mind some appear more than once, when the same company owns more than one domain name – see YouTube.com and YouTu.be for example, or google.com and maps.google.com. Global businesses usually have a serious domain name strategy in place to extract the maximum value from their brands.

domain extensionnumber of companies
.com308
.org46
.edu16
.gov15
.jp14
.co.uk14
.net10
.ru9
.com.br6
.de6
.me6
.co2
.us2
.com.au2
.eu1
.cn1
.info1

Here is a chart, you can see over 61% of the companies in the top 500 have a .com extension, followed by .org, .edu and .jp. The category “others” consists of domain extension like .eu, .info and others that have a very low (2 or less) representation.

The dash in a domain name is often debated, especially when it comes to its significance for SEO. Here the results can’t be clearer.

And below the full searchable list of MOZ top 500 websites for your review.

MOZ 2021 list 500

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