According to the new VeriSign released its State Of The Industry Report for the 4th Quarter today, (pdf) the Internet added 11 million domain name registrations in the 4th quarter of 2009 and wound up the year at more than 192 Million domains.
New registrations in the 4th quarter of 2009 came in at around 3.7 million domain name registrations per month, to total approximately 11 million new domain name registrations.
This reflects an 8% increase in new registrations from the 3rd quarter of 2009.
The overall base of .com and .net domain names grew to 96.7 million domain names at the end of 2009, a 2% increase over the third quarter and a 7% increase over the same quarter in 2008.
New .com and .net registrations were added at an average of approximately 2.4 million per month in the last quarter of 2009 for a total of 7.3 million new registrations in the quarter.
The renewal rate for the 4th quarter of 2009 was 71% which represents a slight change from the 3rd quarter of 2009 which was approximately 70.5 percent.