240 Million Domains Registered: .Com/.Net Increased Just 1.6% Over 1st Quarter

Verisign released its  latest quarterly Domain Name Industry Brief report,  for the 2nd quarter of 2012.

The second quarter of 2012 closed with a base of more than 240 million domain name registrations across all Top- Level Domains (TLDs), an increase of 7.3 million domain names, or 3.1% over the first quarter of 2012. registrations have grown by 25.5 million, or 11.9 percent, year over year.1, 2

The base of Country Code Top-Level Domains (ccTLDs) was 100.3 million domain names, a 5.7 percent increase quarter over quarter, and an 18.5% increase year over year in the base.1, 2

The .com and .net TLDs closed with  118.5 million domain names, this represents a 1.6 % increase in the base over the first quarter of 2012 and a 7.8 percent increase over the second quarter of 2011

As of June 30, 2012, the base of registered names in .com equaled 103.7 million names, while .net equaled 14.8 million names.

New .com and .net registrations totaled 8.4 million during the second quarter of 2012. This reflects a 4.2% year-over-year increase in new registrations.

This bears out our story of last week that the .com/.net registry growth is slowing


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