People looked up TikTok more than Google making the short videos app the most popular domain in 2021

Dec 21, 2021

By: Marcia Sekhose

Most popular domains

Cloudflare Radar has released data on the most popular domains of 2021.

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TikTok was ranked 7th in 2020 but it went up the ranks to grab the 1st spot this year. It managed to beat Google’s suite of services.

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Google was the undefeated leader last year but this year it came down to the 2nd spot thanks to the viral app TikTok.

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Facebook also climbed a rank lower and it’s now the 3rd most popular domain and the 2nd most popular social media domain.

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Microsoft took the 4th spot for the most popular domain which includes its widely used services Office365 and Teams.

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Apple also offers a host of services and products such as the App Store and Apple TV which made it the 5th most popular domain of 2021.

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Amazon beat Netflix to go up a rank in 2021 and it also had a tough fight with Apple but the iPhone maker managed to keep its spot after September.

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Netflix takes the 6th spot but it could go up the ranks later this month based on last year’s trends when it beat even Apple during the Christmas weekend.

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YouTube is 7th overall but it did grab the number one spot once on February 2, 2021, when the fitness instructor video in Myanmar went viral.

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Twitter had a busy year with possibly the most number of features it ever launched. It also bagged the 9th spot for the most popular domain.

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WhatsApp continues to be the most popular messaging app and it’s also part of the most popular domain list even with the 10th spot.

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