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12 Million New Domains Registered in Frist Quarter 2016, Total Domains Reach 326.4 Million Worldwide

Total number of domains names across all top-level domains grew to 326.4 million in the first quarter of 2016, Verisign reported today.

12 million domain names added in the first quarter of 2016: The increase of approximately 12 million domain names globally equates to a growth rate of 3.8 percent over the fourth quarter of 2015. Worldwide registrations have grown by 32.4 million, or 11 percent, year over year.

The .com and .net TLDs experienced aggregate growth in the first quarter of 2016, reaching a combined total of approximately 142.5 million .com and .net domain names in the domain name base. This represents a 7.1 percent increase year over year. As of March 31, 2016, the domain name base of .com equaled 126.6 million names, while .net equaled 15.9 million names.

New gTLD breakdown: At the end of Q1 2016, new gTLD (ngTLDs) registrations totaled 16.1 million, which represents 4.9 percent of total domain name registrations. The top 10 ngTLDs represented 54.8 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 first quarter of 2016.

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