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Verisign: Domain Registrations Continue to Grow

 5:05 pm on Sep 15, 2008 (gmt 0)

VeriSign's September summary reveals some interesting facts and figures, especially in these difficult times.

Note: this is a PDF
Verisign: Domain Registrations Continue to Grow [verisign.com]
At the midpoint of 2008, there were 168 million domain name registrations across all of the Top Level Domain Names (TLDs). This represents a four percent growth over the first quarter of 2008 and a 22 percent growth over the same quarter last year. The base of Country Code Top Level Domain Names (ccTLDs) totaled 65 million domain names, a four percent increase quarter over quarter and a 27 percent increase year over year. In terms of total registrations, .com has the highest base followed by .de (Germany), .cn (China), and .net. Rounding out the list of largest TLDs, .uk and .org had approximately the same number of registrations with less than 35,000 domain name registrations separating them.



 2:11 pm on Sep 16, 2008 (gmt 0)

I have a website in a pretty specific niche but with lots of money being spent.

I saw a couple commercials on TV for a similar service by a new competitor, I looked them up to find Verisign was the operator of the site.


 3:57 pm on Sep 16, 2008 (gmt 0)

If the idiots continue to craft more TLDs of course the number of domains registered to protect trademarks etc will go up, what else were they aiming for? (or was it "because I CANN")

Time to stop the creation of new TLDs and allow the rest of us to spend some money where it makes a difference.

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