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  • XYZ junk drop sinks the industry in Q3

    … The total number of domains registered in the world suffered a rare period of decline in the third quarter, according to Verisign’s latest numbers. The Q3 Domain Name Industry Brief shows September ended with 330.7 million registered names across all TLDs, a 1.2 million dip on the second quarter. Year-on-year, there was still growth: 3.7…

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  • .top adds a quarter million names in a day

    … The new gTLD .top set a new record for one-day growth, adding almost a quarter million domains on Monday. The February 16 .top zone file shows 1,343,665 domains, up 238,616 on the day, according to DI stats. That’s the majority of the 287,950-name growth the whole new gTLD universe experienced that day. I think it might also be the first…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 18 readers -
  • .top gTLD tops a million as China goes domain nuts

    … China-based new gTLD .top has become only the second new gTLD to pass the one-million-domain milestone. The gTLD, managed by Jiangsu Bangning Science & Technology Co, had 1,000,469 domains in its zone file on Saturday, an increase of 5,808 on the day. The zone has grown by 453,833 domains in the last 90 days, according to DI PRO stats…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 10 readers -
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