The fourth quarter of 2011 closed with a base of more than 225 million domain name registrations across all Top Level Domains (TLDs), which represents a 10 percent increase since the fourth quarter of 2010.
The .com and .net TLDs reached 113.8 million names combined at the end of the fourth quarter of 2011, which marks an 8 percent increase in the base over the same quarter in 2010.
New .com and .net registrations totaled 7.9 million during the quarter; a 4 % increase year-over-year in new registrations.
The increase of 5.9 million domain names equates to a growth rate of 2.7 percent over the third quarter of 2011, and marks the fourth straight quarter with greater than 2%.
Registrations have grown by more than 20.4 million, or 10%, since the fourth quarter of 2010.
The .com and .net Top Level Domains (TLDs) experienced aggregate growth in the fourth quarter, reaching a combined total of 113.8 million names.
A 2% increase in the base over the third quarter of 2011 and an 8% percent increase over the same quarter in 2010.
New .com and .net registrations totaled 7.9 million during the quarter, a 4% increase year-over-year in new registrations.
The .com/.net renewal rate for the fourth quarter was 73.5 percent, up from 73.3 percent for the third quarter.
Verisign’s average daily Domain Name System (DNS) query load during the quarter was 64 billion, with a peak of 117 billion. Compared to the previous quarter, the daily average increased 8 percent and the peak grew 51 percent.