Domain Name Industry Brief

  • Domain growth flat in Q2

    … Growth in the volume of registered domain names was exactly the same in the second quarter as it was in the first. That’s according to the latest Domain Name Industry Brief, published by Verisign late last week. Q2 closed with 331.9 million registered names, up 1.3 million or 0.4% sequentially. The Q1 DNIB published three months ago also…

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  • Domain growth slows a lot in Q1

    … The growth of the domain name industry slowed in the first quarter, numbers published today by Verisign reveal. According to its latest Domain Name Industry Brief (pdf), the domain universe grew to 330.6 million in Q1. That’s an increase of 1.3 million names on Q4 2016, a 0.4% sequential increase, and 11.8 million names, 3.7% growth, compared…

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  • Verisign report deletes millions of domains from history

    … Verisign has dramatically slashed its estimates for the number of domains in existence in its quarterly latest Domain Name Industry Brief reports, two of which were published this week. The headline number for the end of the fourth quarter is 329.3 million, a 0.7% increase sequentially and a 6.8% increase annually. But it’s actually a lower…

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  • Verisign data shows new gTLDs drive almost three quarters of Q2 growth

    … penny deals in June, which saw domainers acquire millions of names for essentially nothing. Meanwhile, .com and .net combined contributed just 700,000 domains to growth and .net actually shrunk by 100,000 names, its first dip since Q1 2015. The ccTLD market data presented in the DNIBs is probably not entirely reliable. Verisign is still using the December 2014 number for free ccTLD .tk, which I think is about six million names lower than its current level. Tweet Tagged: .xyz, domain name industry brief, new gTLDs, verisign …

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