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