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Domain Registrations Reach 331.9 Million, 6.7 Million Growth Year over Year

Verisign in its latest Domain Name Industry Brief issued today, reports the second quarter of 2017 saw close to 1.3 million domain name registrations bringing the total number to approximately 331.9 million across all top-level domains (TLDs) as of June 30, 2017.

The increase of approximately 1.3 million domain name registrations globally equates to a growth rate of 0.4 percent over the first quarter of 2017. Domain name registrations have grown by 6.7 million, or 2.1 percent, year over year.

The .com and .net TLDs had a combined total of approximately 144.3 million domain name registrations in the domain name base in the second quarter of 2017. This represents a 0.8 percent increase year over year. As of June 30, 2017, the .com domain name base totaled 129.2 million domain name registrations, while the .net domain name base totaled 15.1 million domain name registrations.

New .com and .net domain name registrations totaled 9.2 million during the second quarter of 2017. In the second quarter of 2016, new .com and .net domain name registrations totaled 8.6 million.

Top 10 Largest TLDs by Number of Reported Domain Names

Largest cctlds by Number of Reported Domain Names

Total country-code TLD (ccTLD) domain name registrations were approximately 144.2 million in the second quarter of 2017, with an increase of 1.1 million domain name registrations, or a 0.8 percent increase compared to the first quarter of 2017. ccTLDs increased by approximately 3.7 million domain name registrations, or 2.6 percent, year over year. Without including .tk, ccTLD domain name registrations increased approximately 603,000 in the second quarter of 2017, a 0.5 percent increase compared to the first quarter of 2017 and ccTLDs increased by approximately 3.8 million domain name registrations, or 3.1 percent, year over year.

New gTLDs as Percentage of Total TLDs

As of June 30, 2017, new gTLDs (ngTLD) totaled 24.3 million domain name registrations, which represents 7.3 percent of total domain name registrations. The top 10 ngTLDs represented 61.5 percent of all ngTLD domain name registrations. The following charts show ngTLD domain name registrations as a percentage of overall TLD domain name registrations, and also the top 10 ngTLDs as a percentage of all ngTLD domain name registrations for the second quarter of 2017.

To download 2nd quarter 2017 Domain Name Industry Brief visit Verisign.com/DNIB.

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About Verisign – Verisign, a global leader in domain names and internet security, enables internet navigation for many of the world's most recognized domain names and provides protection for websites and enterprises around the world. Verisign ensures the security, stability and resiliency of key internet infrastructure and services, including the .com and .net domains and two of the internet's root servers, as well as performs the root-zone maintainer functions for the core of the internet's Domain Name System (DNS). Learn More

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