The huge surge in daily domain name registrations continued yesterday as over 460,000 domain names were registered across all Top Level Domains (excluding ccTLD).
Traditionally the number of domain name registrations slow on the weekend, to the point where it’s not unusual to see the number of .Com deleted, exceed the number of new registrations for the day, leading to a negative number.
Well not yesterday.
The total number of new domain registrations Saturday was over 460,000.
.Com had over 222K new registrations and over 135,000 net registrations.
.Com got over 275,000 new domain registrations the previous day or basically 500,000 new registrations in the past two days.
In the last reported Quarter, Verisign (VRSN) reported 8.5 Million new .com and .net registrations for the 90 day quarter ending June 30, 2015 and we had http://www.verisign.com/en_US/innovation/dnib/index.xhtmlover 550,000 .com and .net registrations in just the past two days.
.Com’ s net registrations of 135,855 was actually beaten out by the 136,589 registrations for the new gTLD .Top (since .Top is not yet a year old there are no deletions)
.Net picked up almost 15,000 net registrations and adding over 40,000 net registrations on Friday.
.XYZ picked up over 14,000 domain registrations
The new gTLD .Wang has over 8,600 new registrations and what is becoming next new gTLD string Favorited by Chinese domain investors , .REN gained over 15,000 registrations.
.Win added over 5,000 registrations
Yesterday .Top passed .Mobi in terms of registration for the first time.
.Mobi was launched in 2006.
.Top went live in November 2014 and now has 742,203 domain registered, the 2nd most registered new gTLD to .XYZ.
Why are there so many domain names registrations?
As we continue to talk about it’s all about the Chinese domain investors who are continue to register domain names, mostly numbers and letters in record amounts.
While I don’t have daily records for domain registrations, we are on a record pace.
Yesterday saw almost 500,000 new registrations across all Top Level Domains the day before saw over 300,000 new .com and .net registrations.
Consider that at Verisign’s last report there were 296 million domain registrations including 135 Million ccTLD’s country code domain names (ccTLD) (which we do not get daily updated records of).
So you’re looking at a universe of around 160 Million domain registrations, which just grew by 1/2 of a percent in just the last two days.
If new domain registrations continued to averaged the numbers it has over the last two days, for a 90 day period, that would be 45 million new domain names in any increase of almost 30%.
Consider that the total number of domain name registrations from the first quarter to the second quarter of 2015 increased just .8 percent.
So we are on a growth level more than 30X greater than the last quarter.
Yes it’s Amazing.