Verisign just published its quarterly Domain Industry Report for the quarter ending June 30, 2011 and here are some of the highlights:
The second quarter of 2011 closed with a base of 215 million domain name registrations across all Top Level Domains (TLDs), which represents a 2.5% increase over the first quarter of 2011 and a 16.9 million, or 8.6% year-over-year increase.
Verisign’s combined base of .com and .net domain names ended the quarter at approximately 110 million.
New .com and .net registrations totaled 8.1 million during the second quarter, an increase of 2.0% from a year ago.
Renewal rates for .com/net were at 73.1 down from 73.8% from the 1st quarter.
21% of all .com/.net websites are “one page websites” which include parked pages
When Verisign last reported on Parked domains they said it made up 7% of all domain registrations but no longer reports that number.
12% of all .com/.net do not resolved to websites.
ccTLD’s grew by 3.6% quarter over quarter and 8.4% year to year.