VeriSign: Internet Grows to 359.8M Domain Name Registrations in Q3 2019

The third quarter of 2019 closed with 359.8 million domain name registrations across all top-level domains (TLDs), according to global domain name registry services and internet infrastructure provider, Verisign. It represents an increase of 5.1 million domain name registrations, or 1.4 percent, compared to the second quarter of 2019.

New .com and .net domain name registrations totaled 9.9 million at the end of the third quarter of 2019, compared to 9.5 million domain name registrations at the end of the third quarter of 2018.

The .com and .net TLDs had a combined increase of 5.7 million domain name registrations, or 3.8 percent, year over year.

.com and .net TLDs

The .com and .net TLDs had a combined total of 157.4 million domain name registrations in the domain name base at the end of the third quarter of 2019, an increase of 1.3 million domain name registrations, or 0.8 percent, compared to the second quarter of 2019.

As of Sept. 30, 2019, the .com domain name base totaled 144.0 million domain name registrations, while the .net domain name base totaled 13.4 million domain name registrations.

The third quarter 2019 Domain Name Industry Brief, as well as previous reports, can be obtained at Verisign.com/DNIB.

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