265 Million Domains: We Asked What Happened To The Verisign Report & Tonight Verisign Answered With The Numbers

Earlier today we asked what happened to the Verisign Quarterly  Domain Name Industry Brief that has been missing for 2013 and tonight Verisign answered us.

In in a post on the company blog Verisign releasing an series of three infographics showing that current worldwide domain name registrations sit at 265 Million domains as of the end of the 3rd quarter of 2013, up from 252 million reported by Verisign as of December 31, 2012.”

In the blog post Verisign writes:

“Today Verisign announced that we are updating the Domain Name Industry Brief (DNIB) and a new version of the DNIB is expected to be released in the first quarter of 2014.”

“With the Internet continuing to evolve in new ways, we have been evaluating how best to align the DNIB with that evolution so it better addresses the interests of our readers and expands the scope of the trends we’re tracking. ”

“We remain committed to continuing to provide informative content on the latest industry trends that are most relevant to our readers.”

“Along with this announcement, we have also released infographics containing select DNIB data for the first three quarters of 2013

Here are the infographics and we at TheDomains.com appreciate  the quick response








  1. says

    Hello MHB,

    We can only imagine the size and scope of the Dark .COM Shadow Market.

    Its size and scope can easily manipulate and hide the .COM Franchise names, true valuations.

    If Rick Schwartz is right about his sense that this Market is beginning to heat up, all current .COM Franchise holders are going to recieve Christmas Bonuses.

    Gratefully, Jeff Schneider (Contact Group) (Metal Tiger)

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