RESTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), a global leader in domain names and
internet security, today announced that the third quarter of 2017 closed
with approximately 330.7 million domain name registrations across all
top-level domains (TLDs), a decrease of approximately 1.2 million domain
name registrations as of Sept. 30, 2017.1
The decrease of approximately 1.2 million domain name registrations
globally equates to a decline rate of 0.4 percent over the second
quarter of 2017.1 Domain name registrations have grown by 1.1
percent, year over year.1
The .com and .net TLDs had a combined total of approximately 145.8
million domain name registrations in the domain name base in the third
quarter of 2017. This represents a 1.2 percent increase year over year.
As of Sept. 30, 2017, the .com domain name base totaled 130.8 million
domain name registrations, while the .net domain name base totaled 15.0
million domain name registrations.
New .com and .net domain name registrations totaled 8.9 million during
the third quarter of 2017. In the third quarter of 2016, new .com and
.net domain name registrations totaled 8.3 million.
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 third 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.
© 2017 VeriSign, Inc. All rights reserved. VERISIGN, the VERISIGN logo,
and other trademarks, service marks, and designs are registered or
unregistered trademarks of VeriSign, Inc. and its subsidiaries in the
United States and in foreign countries. All other trademarks are
property of their respective owners.
1 .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.
View source version on businesswire.com: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20171219006296/en/
David Atchley, 703-948-4643
Erin Collins, 703-948-4214
Source: VeriSign, Inc.
News Provided by Acquire Media