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New gTLDs rebound in Q2

New gTLD registration volumes reversed a long trend of decline in the second quarter, according to Verisign’s latest Domain Name Industry Brief. The DNIB (pdf), published late last week, shows new gTLD domains up by 1.6 million sequentially to 21.8 million at the end of June, a 7.8% increase. That’s the first time Verisign’s numbers […]

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Industry report show slightly stronger growth than Verisign’s

The latest domain name industry growth figures from CENTR show slightly better performance than a recent report from Verisign covering the same period. CENTR says in its latest DomainWire Global TLD Report there were 331.1 million registered domains at the end of 2017, whereas Verisign, in its Domain Name Industry Brief last month, put that […]

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XYZ junk drop sinks the industry in Q3

The total number of domains registered in the world suffered a rare period of decline in the third quarter, according to Verisign’s latest numbers. The Q3 Domain Name Industry Brief shows September ended with 330.7 million registered names across all TLDs, a 1.2 million dip on the second quarter. Year-on-year, there was still growth: 3.7 […]

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Domain growth flat in Q2

Growth in the volume of registered domain names was exactly the same in the second quarter as it was in the first. That’s according to the latest Domain Name Industry Brief, published by Verisign late last week. Q2 closed with 331.9 million registered names, up 1.3 million or 0.4% sequentially. The Q1 DNIB published three […]

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Domain growth slows a lot in Q1

The growth of the domain name industry slowed in the first quarter, numbers published today by Verisign reveal. According to its latest Domain Name Industry Brief (pdf), the domain universe grew to 330.6 million in Q1. That’s an increase of 1.3 million names on Q4 2016, a 0.4% sequential increase, and 11.8 million names, 3.7% […]

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Verisign report deletes millions of domains from history

Verisign has dramatically slashed its estimates for the number of domains in existence in its quarterly Domain Name Industry Brief reports, two of which were published this week. The headline number for the end of the fourth quarter is 329.3 million, a 0.7% increase sequentially and a 6.8% increase annually. But it’s actually a lower […]

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Verisign data shows new gTLDs drive almost three quarters of Q2 growth

New gTLDs were responsible for the large majority of domain name industry volume growth in the second quarter, but you’d never know it reading Verisign’s latest Domain Name Industry Brief. The domain universe increased to 334.6 million names at the end of June, according to the latest DNIB, which was published (pdf) last week. That’s […]

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New gTLDs growing faster than .com, latest Verisign data shows

New gTLDs grew faster than .com in the last 12 months. That seems to be one of the conclusions that can be drawn from Verisign’s Q2 Domain Name Industry Brief, which was published (pdf) yesterday, if you dig into the numbers a little. The headline number is that the number of all domains across all […]

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Verisign: Internet grew by 5 million domain names in Q1

Domain Name Industry Brief shows continued growth of registered domain names. Verisign released its Domain Name Industry Brief (pdf) today , estimating that the total base of registered domain names grew by 5 million to 276 million in Q1 this year. (Yes, that’s Q1 — not the most recently concluded quarter.) That’s 1.7% more than […]

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