RESTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), a global leader in domain names and
internet security, today announced that the fourth quarter of 2017
closed with approximately 332.4 million domain name registrations across
all top-level domains (TLDs), an increase of approximately 1.7 million
domain name registrations as of Dec. 31, 2017.1
The increase of approximately 1.7 million domain name registrations
globally equates to a growth rate of 0.5 percent over the third quarter
of 2017.1 Domain name registrations have grown by 0.9
percent, year over year.1
The .com and .net TLDs had a combined total of approximately 146.4
million domain name registrations in the domain name base in the fourth
quarter of 2017. This represents a 2.9 percent increase year over year.
As of Dec. 31, 2017, the .com domain name base totaled 131.9 million
domain name registrations, while the .net domain name base totaled 14.5
million domain name registrations.
New .com and .net domain name registrations totaled 9.0 million during
the fourth quarter of 2017 compared to 8.8 million for the fourth
quarter of 2016.
Verisign publishes the Domain Name Industry Brief to provide internet
users throughout the world with statistical and analytical research and
data on the domain name industry. The fourth quarter 2017 Domain Name
Industry Brief, as well as previous reports, can be obtained at Verisign.com/DNIB.
Verisign, a global leader in domain names and internet security, enables
internet navigation for many of the world's most recognized domain names
and provides protection for websites and enterprises around the world.
Verisign ensures the security, stability and resiliency of key internet
infrastructure and services, including the .com and .net domains and two
of the internet's root servers, as well as performs the root zone
maintainer function for the core of the internet's Domain Name System
(DNS). Verisign's Security Services include Distributed Denial of
Service Protection and Managed DNS. To learn more about what it means to
be Powered by Verisign, please visit Verisign.com.
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1 The figure(s) includes domain names in the .tk ccTLD. tk is
a free ccTLD that provides free domain names to individuals and
businesses. Revenue is generated by monetizing expired domain names.
Domain names no longer in use by the registrant or expired are taken
back by the registry and the residual traffic is sold to advertising
networks. As such, there are no deleted .tk domain names. http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20131216006048/en/Freenom-Closes-3M-Series-Funding#.UxeUGNJDv9s.
The .tk zone reflected here is based on data from Q3 2016, which is the
most recent data available.
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David Atchley, 703-948-4643
Don Chapman, 703-948-4481
Source: VeriSign, Inc.
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