Over 72% of today`s domain names now lead to an actual web site
This can't be true. Their definition of actual web sites must be pretty low on the standards scale. I would guess at least 50% of those 63 million are affiliate, under construction, or coming soon "web sites."
The figure of 63 million - does this include all country domains? Verisign will have data for .com .net .org etc, but how do they get the numbers for all the independant country registrars? - counting domains in dns?