The third quarter of 2020 closed with 370.7 million domain name registrations across all top-level domains (TLDs), an increase of 0.6 million domain name registrations, or 0.2 percent, compared to the second quarter of 2020, according to VeriSign (NASDAQ: VRSN) – a global provider of domain name registry services and Internet infrastructure. Domain name registrations have grown by 10.8 million, or 3.0 percent, year over year.

The .com and .net TLDs had a combined total of 163.7 million domain name registrations in the domain name base at the end of the third quarter of 2020, an increase of 1.7 million domain name registrations, or 1.0 percent, compared to the second quarter of 2020.

The .com and .net TLDs had a combined increase of 6.3 million domain name registrations, or 4.0 percent, year over year. As of September 30, 2020, the .com domain name base totaled 150.3 million domain name registrations, while the .net domain name base totaled 13.4 million domain name registrations.

Domain Name, New Registrations

New .com and .net domain name registrations totaled 10.9 million at the end of the third quarter of 2020, compared to 9.9 million domain name registrations at the end of the third quarter of 2019.

Verisign enables the security, stability and resiliency of key Internet infrastructure and services, including providing root zone maintainer services. Verisign operates two of the 13 global Internet root servers. It provides registration services and authoritative resolution for the .com and .net top-level domains

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