Internet Grows to 351.8 Million Domain Name Registrations in the First Quarter of 2019
The .com and .net TLDs had a combined total of 154.8 million domain name
registrations in the domain name base3 at the end of the
first quarter of 2019, an increase of 1.8 million domain name
registrations, or 1.2 percent, compared to the fourth quarter of 2018.
The .com and .net TLDs had a combined increase of 6.5 million domain
name registrations, or 4.4 percent, year over year. As of
New .com and .net domain name registrations totaled 9.8 million at the end of the first quarter of 2019, compared to 9.6 million domain name registrations at the end of the first quarter of 2018.
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. https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20131216006048/en/Freenom-Closes-3M-Series-Funding#.UxeUGNJDv9s.
2The generic top-level domain (gTLD) and ccTLD data cited in the brief: (i) includes ccTLD Internationalized Domain Names, (ii) is an estimate as of the time the brief was developed and (iii) is subject to change as more complete data is received.
3 The domain name base is the active zone plus the number of
domain names that are registered but not configured for use in the
respective Top-Level Domain zone file plus the number of domain names
that are in a client or server hold status. The .com and .net domain
name registration figures are as reported in Verisign’s most recent
David Atchley, firstname.lastname@example.org, 703-948-4643
Deana Alvy, email@example.com, 703-948-3800