2015-09-16

VeriSign $VRSN Reports Domain Name Registrations Increase 6% YOY

.COM Registry Operator Verisign Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN) 5-year stock chart
.COM Registry Operator Verisign Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN) 5-year stock chart above (source: google.com)
Chart of Top 10 TLDs globally
Top 10 TLDs globally (source: Verisign Inc. Domain Name Industry Brief)
Above: Top 10 TLDs (Top-Level Domains) globally as of end of second quarter, 2015 (Note: .tk is a free ccTLD that provides free domain names to individuals and businesses. Revenue is generated by monetizing expired domain names. Domain names that are no longer in use by the registrant or are 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.) 

VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), today announced two million domain names were added to the Internet in the second quarter of 2015, bringing the total number of registered domain names to 296 million worldwide across all top-level domains (TLDs) as of June 30, 2015, according to the latest Domain Name Industry Brief.

The increase of two million domain names globally equates to a growth rate of 0.8 percent over the first quarter of 2015. Worldwide registrations have grown by 16.4 million, or 5.9 percent, year over year (YOY).

The .com and .net TLDs experienced aggregate growth in the second quarter of 2015, reaching a combined total of approximately 133.5 million .com and .net domain names in the domain name base. This represents a 3.1 percent increase year over year. As of June 30, 2015, the domain name base of .com equaled 118.5 million names, while .net equaled 15 million names.

As of June 30, 2015, new gTLD (ngTLD) registrations totaled 5.86 million, which represents 2 percent of total domain name registrations.

In the second quarter, Verisign processed 8.7 million new domain name registrations for .com and .net, as compared to 8.5 million domain names for the same period in 2014.

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 second quarter 2015 Domain Name Industry Brief, as well as previous reports, can be obtained here.(source: Verisign press release)



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