Verisign Report Reveals Global Domain Registrations Have Passed the 370
Million Mark

Verisign Report Reveals Global Domain Registrations Have Passed the 370 Million Mark


 

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Verisign
Report Reveals Global Domain
Registrations Have Passed the 370
Million Mark – Over 15 Million
Added in Past Year

Verisign
(the administrator of the .com
and .net TLDs) has released
their latest quarterly Domain
Name Industry Brief
(.pdf
file) covering the 2nd quarter
of 2020
. The report said total
domain name registrations across all
top-level domains (not just
those Verisign operates) rose to 370.1
million
at the end of 2Q-2020.
That is a rise of approximately 15.3
million
domain registrations
(or 4.3%) from the same
point one year earlier.

The
quarter ended with approximately 148.7
million .coms
registered – 
a jump of 6.2 million year
over year. That mirrored the 4.3%
growth rate of the overall market.
However, the .net TLD, has
been stuck in neutral, ending
2Q-2020 with approximately 13.4
million
registrations, a slight
decline
from the 13.6 million
that were active at the same time
last year.



  

The ccTLDs ended 2Q-2020
with 160.0 million country code domains registered worldwide, a 1.4
million
rise from a a year ago, a modest growth rate of just under 1%.

The new gTLDs closed the
most recent quarter with 31.6 million registrations, 8.6 million
more names than at the same point a year ago. That represents a very healthy
37% jump year over year, however the news is not all good. The new
gTLDs actually lost about 600,00 domains since the end of the
previous quarter (1Q-2020). Next quarter it will be interesting to see if
that turns out to be an anomaly or the start of a major slowdown.

That and much more valuable information in the
full report that you can read
here

(Posted
Sept. 4, 2020)

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