• New Report On the Domain Name industry In Q4 2017 by Verisign
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      New Report On the Domain Name industry In Q4 2017 by Verisign

      A new report published by Verisign, and translated to Spanish by Dominios Latinoamérica, shows the growth rates of the domain name industry and trends, in the Q4 2017. Read the main results in this article:
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      The fourth quarter of 2017 closed with approximately 332.4 million domain name registrations across all top-level domains (TLDs), an increase of approximately 1.7 million domain name registrations, or 0.5 percent from the third quarter of 2017.1,2 Domain name registrations have grown by 3.1 million, or 0.9 percent, year over year.

      Total country-code TLD (ccTLD) domain name registrations were approximately 146.1 million, a 1.0 percent increase over the third quarter of 2017, and a 2.4 percent increase year over year.

      The .COM and .NET TLDs had a combined total of approximately 146.4 million domain name registrations in the domain name base3 at the end of the fourth quarter of 2017. This represents a 2.9 percent increase year over year. As of Dec. 31, 2017, the .com domain name base totaled 131.9 million domain name registrations, while the .net domain name base totaled 14.5 million domain name registrations.

      New .COM and .NET domain name registrations totaled 9.0 million during the fourth quarter of 2017 compared to 8.8 million for the fourth quarter in 2016.

      TOP 10 LARGEST TLDS BY NUMBER OF REPORTED DOMAIN NAMES

      Source: Zooknic, Q4 2017; Verisign, Q4 2017; Centralized Zone Data Service, Q4 2017.

      LARGEST ccTLDs BY NUMBER OF REPORTED DOMAIN NAMES

      Source: Zooknic, Q4 2017.

      Total ccTLD domain name registrations were approximately 146.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2017, with an increase of 1.4 million domain name registrations, or a 1.0 percent increase compared to the third quarter of 2017.1,2 ccTLDs increased by approximately 3.4 million domain name registrations, or 2.4 percent, year over year.1,2 Without including .tk, ccTLD domain name registrations increased approximately 0.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2017, a 0.5 percent increase compared to the third quarter of 2017 and ccTLDs increased by approximately 2.3 million domain name registrations, or 1.8 percent, year over year.

      The top 10 ccTLDs, as of Dec. 31, 2017, were .cn (China), .tk (Tokelau), .de (Germany), .uk (United Kingdom), .ru (Russian Federation), .nl (Netherlands), .br (Brazil), .eu (European Union), .fr (France) and .au (Australia).1,2 As of Dec. 31, 2017, there were 302 global ccTLD extensions delegated in the root, including Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs), with the top 10 ccTLDs composing 65.5 percent of all ccTLD domain name registrations.

      NEW gTLDs AS PERCENTAGE OF TOTAL TLDs

      Source: Centralized Zone Data Service, Q4 2017 and Zooknic, Q4 2017

      As of Dec. 31, 2017, total new gTLD (ngTLD) domain name registrations were approximately 20.6 million or 6.2 percent of total domain name registrations across all TLDs. This is a decrease of approximately 0.5 million domain name registrations, or 2.4 percent, compared to the third quarter of 2017. ngTLDs decreased by approximately 5.0 million domain name registrations, or 19.5 percent, year over year. The top 10 ngTLDs represented 48.9 percent of all ngTLD domain name registrations. The following charts show ngTLD domain name registrations as a percentage of overall TLD domain name registrations, and also the top 10 ngTLDs as a percentage of all ngTLD domain name registrations for the fourth quarter of 2017.

      If you want to read the full Verisign report, please visit the following link.

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