359.8 million domain name registrations in the third quarter of 2019

14:08 | 20/12/2019 Information Technology

VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), a global provider of domain name registry services and internet infrastructure, announced that the third quarter of 2019 closed with 359.8 million domain name registrations across all top-level domains (TLDs), an increase of 5.1 million domain name registrations, or 1.4 percent, compared to the second quarter of 2019. Domain name registrations have grown by 17.4 million, or 5.1 percent, year over year.

Top 10 largest TLDs by number of reported domain names

The .com and .net TLDs had a combined total of 157.4 million domain name registrations in the domain name base at the end of the third quarter of 2019, an increase of 1.3 million domain name registrations, or 0.8 percent, compared to the second quarter of 2019. The .com and .net TLDs had a combined increase of 5.7 million domain name registrations, or 3.8 percent, year over year. As of Sept. 30, 2019, the .com domain name base totaled 144.0 million domain name registrations, while the .net domain name base totaled 13.4 million domain name registrations.

New .com and .net domain name registrations totaled 9.9 million at the end of the third quarter of 2019, compared to 9.5 million domain name registrations at the end of the third quarter of 2018.

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 2019 Domain Name Industry Brief, as well as previous reports, can be obtained at Verisign.com/DNIB.