According to Verisign (VRSN) which operates the .Com registry, the number of .Com domain names in the Domain Name Base has passed 129 Million for the 1st time.
The number of .Com domain names in the Domain Name Base passed 128 Million for the 1st time in September 2016.
So growth of .com registrations has slowed but continues to grow.
According to Verisign The Domain Name Base is “the active zone plus the number of domain names that are registered but not configured for use in the respective Top-Level Domain zone file plus the number of domain names that are in a client or server hold status.
The domain name base and the active zone change frequently and are updated on this page at least once per day. The update times may vary each day. Today’s domain name base is not necessarily indicative of results that may be expected for the current financial quarter or year.
The daily domain name base provided on this page may not be comparable to domain name counts we disclose elsewhere. The domain name base may also reflect compensated or uncompensated judicial or administrative actions to add to or remove from the active zone an immaterial number of domain names.”