The second quarter of 2020 closed with 370.1 million domain name registrations across all top-level domains (TLDs), according to VeriSign (NASDAQ: VRSN). It means an increase of 3.3 million domain name registrations, or 0.9 percent, compared to the first quarter of 2020. Domain name registrations have grown by 15.3 million, or 4.3 percent, year over year.
The .com and .net TLDs had a combined total of 162.1 million domain name registrations in the domain name base at the end of the second quarter of 2020, an increase of 1.4 million domain name registrations, or 0.9 percent, compared to the first quarter of 2020.
The .com and .net TLDs had a combined increase of 6.0 million domain name registrations, or 3.8 percent, year over year.
New .com and .net Domain Names
As of June 30, 2020, the .com domain name base totaled 148.7 million domain name registrations, while the .net domain name base totaled 13.4 million domain name registrations.
New .com and .net domain name registrations totaled 11.1 million at the end of the second quarter of 2020, compared to 10.3 million domain name registrations at the end of the second quarter of 2019.
As a global provider of domain name registry services and internet infrastructure, Verisign enables Internet navigation for many of the world’s most recognized domain names. Verisign enables the security, stability, and resiliency of key Internet infrastructure and services. This includes 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, which support the majority of global e-commerce.
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