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June 19, 2018 20:12

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Internet grows to 333.8m domains in Q1 2018 with no help from new gTLDs

Verisign released the latest issue of the Domain Name Industry Brief, which showed that the first quarter of 2018 closed with approximately 333.8 million domain name registrations across all top-level domains (TLDs),  an increase of  approximately 1.4 million domain name registrations, or 0.4 percent, compared to the fourth quarter of 2017.1,2 Domain name registrations have grown […]

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Trending domain name keywords: sports, bet, apple, gambling, blockchain, hemp, escort

The top 10 trending keywords registered in .COM and .NET domain names during the month of May 2018 were published by Verisign, the .com and .net registry. There were 2 common keywords in the 2 lists: sports and bet You can find the list from last month here. My experience shows that 700 or 800 (or […]

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Here is what .EU is doing about GDPR (more sensible than many other registries)

The .EU registry announced how they are going to treat whois details and what will be publicly published after GDPR goes into full effect today. Their plan is more sensible than many other registries even though .eu registrants are based (or are supposed to be based) 100% in the European Union. Personal data available in […]

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Thick WHOIS for .COM and .NET is officially delayed until 2020

Akram Atallah, President of ICANN’s Global Domains Division, sent a letter to Patrick Kane, Senior Vice President, Verisign, Inc., confirming the extension of the current implementation deadlines for the Thick WHOIS Consensus Policy for .COM and .NET. Patrick Kane requested a 1-year extension from ICANN last month. The ICANN Board reviewed this matter on 13 […]

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Global domain name market: 44% of domains are ccTLDs and 56% are gTLDs

44% of domain names globally are ccTLDs and 56% are gTLDs. These figures have not changed substantially over the past few years despite the introduction of hundreds of new gTLDs. gTLDs grew a combined 0.2% over the past year, dragged down by declines in .top, .org, .net. .biz. The largest gTLD, .com, grew at just […]

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Trending domain name keywords: funeral, base, lazy, holo, realtor, pen, accident

The top 10 trending keywords registered in .COM and .NET domain names during the month of April 2018 were published by Verisign, the .com and .net registry. There are no common keywords in the 2 lists. You can find the list from last month here. My experience shows that 700 or 800 (or even less) domain […]

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Verisign ends Q1 2018 with 148.3 million .com and .net domains and sees a net increase of 1.91 million names

VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), reported financial results for the first quarter of 2018. First Quarter GAAP Financial Results VeriSign, Inc. and subsidiaries (“Verisign”) reported revenue of $299 million for the first quarter of 2018, up 3.7% percent from the same quarter in 2017. Verisign reported net income of $134 million and diluted earnings per share […]

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.EU grows by 52,085 domains in 2017 – Back in growth since 2014

EURid released its Annual Report, which contains an overview of statistics, achievements, and financials from 2017. Compared to 2016, total, net registrations grew by 52,085 (from 3762970 to 3815055), the average renewal rate rose by 2.5% (from 79.4% to 81.9%) and DNSSEC signed domain names grew by 95,199 (from 348401 to 443600). “With EURid’s expanding […]

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Trending domain name keywords: president, passion, fortnite

The top 10 trending keywords registered in .COM and .NET domain names during the month of March 2018 were published by Verisign, the .com and .net registry. There are no common keywords in the 2 lists. You can find the list from last month here. My experience shows that 700 or 800 (or even less) domain […]

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Trending domain name keywords: hello, fan, chains, house, mark, csgo

The top 10 trending keywords registered in .COM and .NET domain names during the month of February 2018 were published by Verisign, the .com and .net registry. There are no common keywords in the 2 lists. You can find the list from last month here. My experience shows that 700 or 800 (or even less) domain […]

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