Domain Name Industry Brief

  • Verisign report deletes millions of domains from history

    … number than Verisign reported in its second-quarter report just five months ago, which was 334.6 million. The big swinger, as you may have guessed if you track this kind of thing, was .tk, the Freenom ccTLD where names are given away for free and then reclaimed and parked by the registry when they are deleted for abuse expire. It seems a change…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 19 readers -
  • Verisign data shows new gTLDs drive almost three quarters of Q2 growth

    … New gTLDs were responsible for the large majority of domain name industry volume growth in the second quarter, but you’d never know it reading Verisign’s latest Domain Name Industry Brief. The domain universe increased to 334.6 million names at the end of June, according to the latest DNIB, which was published (pdf) last week. That’s a 8.2…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 22 readers -
  • New gTLDs growing faster than .com, latest Verisign data shows

    … New gTLDs grew faster than .com in the last 12 months. That seems to be one of the conclusions that can be drawn from Verisign’s Q2 Domain Name Industry Brief, which was published (pdf) yesterday, if you dig into the numbers a little. The headline number is that the number of all domains across all TLDs was 296 million, up sequentially by 2.2…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 8 readers -
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