The second quarter of 2019 closed with 354.7 million domain name registrations across all top-level domains (TLDs), an increase of 2.9 million domain name registrations, or 0.8 percent, compared to the first quarter of 2019, according to Verisign’s ‘2019 Domain Name Industry Brief.’ Domain name registrations have grown by 14.9 million, or 4.4 percent, year over year.
New .com and .net domain name registrations totaled 10.3 million at the end of the second quarter of 2019, compared to 9.6 million domain name registrations at the end of the second quarter of 2018.
The .com and .net TLDs had a combined total of 156.1 million domain name registrations in the domain name base at the end of the second quarter of 2019, an increase of 1.3 million domain name registrations, or 0.9 percent, compared to the first quarter of 2019. The .com and .net TLDs had a combined increase of 6.4 million domain name registrations, or 4.3 percent, year over year.
As a global provider of domain name registry services and Internet infrastructure, Verisign publishes its annual Domain Name Industry Brief to provide Internet users throughout the world with statistical and analytical research and data on the domain name industry. The second quarter 2019 Domain Name Industry Brief, as well as previous reports, can be obtained at Verisign.com/DNIB.