Verisign issued its Domain Name Industry Brief for the Third Quarter of 2014.
The third quarter of 2014 closed with a base of 284 million domain name registrations across all top-level domains (TLDs), an increase of four million domain names, or 1.6% over the second quarter of 2014.
Registrations have grown by 18.1 million, or 6.8 percent, year over year.
The base of country-code top-level domains (ccTLDs) was 132.1 million domain names, a 2.5% increase quarter over quarter, and a 10.7% increase year over year.
The .com and .net TLDs experienced aggregate growth, reaching a combined total of 130.0 million domain names in the adjusted zone in the third quarter of 2014. This represents a 3.3% increase year over year.
As of Sept. 30, 2014, the base of registered names in .Com equaled 114.9 million names, while .Net equaled 15.1 million names.
New .com and .net registrations totaled 8.7 million during the third quarter of 2014.
In the third quarter of 2013, new .com and .net registrations totaled 8.3 million.
The order of the top TLDs in terms of zone size did not change from the second quarter of 2014.
The second most registered extension to .Com is .Tk which is generally free, seems to have topped 25 Million (although its a graph and exact numbers are not provided.
The following 10 TLD’s & ccTLD’s accounted for 179.2 million domain name registrations, or 63.1 percent of the total global domain name registrations:
At the end of the third quarter of 2014, 413 new gTLDs were delegated into the root, with 91 new gTLDs delegated during the third quarter of 2014. New gTLD registrations totaled 2.0 million, or 1.3 percent of total gTLD registrations.