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Over 7 Million Domain Names Registered in Q2 2012, Total Domains Pass 240 Million Worldwide

Top TLDs by Zone Size – Source: Zooknic, August 2012; Verisign, August 2012More than seven million domain names were registered in the second quarter of 2012, bringing the total number of registered domain names at June 30, 2012, to more than 240 million worldwide across all domains, according to the latest Domain Name Industry Brief, published by VeriSign.

The increase of 7.3 million domain names globally equates to a growth rate of 3.1 percent over the first quarter of 2012, and marks the sixth straight quarter with greater than two percent growth. Worldwide registrations have grown by 25.5 million, or 11.9 percent, since the second quarter of 2011.

The .com and .net Top-Level Domains (TLDs) experienced aggregate growth in the second quarter of 2012, reaching a combined total of approximately 118.5 million domain names in the adjusted zone for .com and .net. This represents a 1.6 percent increase in the base over the first quarter of 2012 and a 7.8 percent increase over the second quarter of 2011. On June 30, 2012, the base of registered names in .com equaled 103.7 million names, while .net equaled 14.8 million names.

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