Verisign Q2 2020 Domain Name Industry Brief: Internet Grows to 370.1 Million Domain Name Registrations in the Second Quarter of 2020

Today, we released the latest issue of the Domain Name Industry Brief, which shows that the second quarter of 2020 closed with 370.1 million domain name registrations across all top-level domains (TLDs), an increase of 3.3 million domain name registrations, or 0.9 percent, compared to the first quarter of 2020.1,2 Domain name registrations have grown by 15.3 million, or 4.3 percent, year over year.1,2 .com and .net Detail The .com and .net TLDs had a combined total of 162.1 million domain name registrations in the domain name base3 at the end…

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Verisign Q1 2020 Domain Name Industry Brief: Internet Grows To 366.8 Million Domain Name Registrations In The First Quarter of 2020

Today, we released the latest issue of the Domain Name Industry Brief, which shows that the first quarter of 2020 closed with 366.8 million domain name registrations across all top-level domains (TLDs), an increase of 4.5 million domain name registrations, or 1.2 percent, compared to the fourth quarter of 2019.1,2 Domain name registrations have grown by 14.9 million, or 4.2 percent, year over year.1,2 .COM AND .NET DETAIL The .com and .net TLDs had a combined total of 160.7 million domain name registrations in the domain name base3 at the end…

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Two-Month Extension of Wholesale Restore Fee Waiver

Two months ago we implemented a number of measures to respond to the emerging COVID-19 pandemic. These measures were designed to support the communities we serve and in which we are located, while maintaining our focus on providing secure, stable and resilient critical internet infrastructure. One of the steps we took was to waive, for .com and .net domain names, the one-time wholesale restore fee, which is charged to restore to active status a domain name registration which has been deleted by a registrar. We announced on April 2, 2020…

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Verisign Will Waive Wholesale Restore Fee to Help Registrants Keep Their Domain Names During COVID-19 Crisis

Last week, we announced a number of actions we are taking to support our people and community during the global COVID-19 crisis. Today, we’re pleased to provide more detail about one of those actions, which, with the help of registrars, will make it easier for domain name registrants worldwide to keep their domain names in the midst of this crisis. Typically, when a domain name registration is deleted by a registrar, there is a period of time – before the name goes back into general availability – during which the…

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Verisign Q4 2019 Domain Name Industry Brief: Internet Grows To 362.3 Million Domain Name Registrations In The Fourth Quarter of 2019

Today, we released the latest issue of the Domain Name Industry Brief, which shows that the fourth quarter of 2019 closed with 362.3 million domain name registrations across all top-level domains (TLDs), an increase of 2.4 million domain name registrations, or 0.7 percent, compared to the third quarter of 2019.1,2 Domain name registrations have grown by 13.5 million, or 3.9 percent, year over year.1,2 .COM AND .NET DETAIL The .com and .net TLDs had a combined total of 158.8 million domain name registrations in the domain name base3 at the end…

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Verisign Q3 2019 Domain Name Industry Brief: Internet Grows to 359.8 Million Domain Name Registrations in the Third Quarter of 2019

Today, we released the latest issue of the Domain Name Industry Brief, which shows 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 2019.1,2 Domain name registrations have grown by 17.4 million, or 5.1 percent, year over year.1,2 .COM AND .NET DETAIL The .com and .net TLDs had a combined total of 157.4 million domain name registrations in the domain name base3 at the end…

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Top 10 Trending Keywords in .com and .net Registrations in August 2019

With more than 300 million domain names registered globally, there are numerous examples of trending keywords reflected by domain name registrations. We have shown in the past that there is a correlation between domain name registrations and newsworthy and popular events, as well as anticipated trends. Keeping in the spirit of the zeitgeist that .com and .net domain name registration trends can represent, Verisign publishes this monthly blog post series identifying the top 10 trending .com and .net keywords registered in English during the preceding month. August 2019 Trending Keywords…

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Verisign Q2 2019 Domain Name Industry Brief: Internet Grows to 354.7 Million Domain Name Registrations in the Second Quarter of 2019

Today, we released the latest issue of the Domain Name Industry Brief, which shows that the second quarter of 2019 closed with 354.7 million domain name registrations across all top-level domains (TLDs),  an increase of  2.9 million domain name registrations, or 0.8 percent, compared to the first quarter of 2019.1,2 Domain name registrations have grown by 14.9 million, or 4.4 percent, year over year.1,2 .COM AND .NET DETAIL The .com and .net TLDs had a combined total of 156.1 million domain name registrations in the domain name base3 at the end…

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