Internet grows to 366.8 Million Domain Name Registrations in the First Quarter Of 2020

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Verisign 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. Domain name registrations have grown by 14.9 million, or 4.2 percent, year over year.

.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 of the first quarter of 2020, an increase of 1.8 million domain name registrations, or 1.1 percent, compared to the fourth quarter of 2019. The .com and .net TLDs had a combined increase of 5.9 million domain name registrations, or 3.8 percent, year over year. As of March 31, 2020, the .com domain name base totaled 147.3 million domain name registrations, and the .net domain name base totaled 13.4 million domain name registrations.
New .COM and .NET domain name registrations totaled 10.0 million at the end of the first quarter of 2020, compared to 9.8 million domain name registrations at the end of the first quarter of 2019.

TLD DETAIL

As of March 31, 2020, the largest TLDs were:

CCTLD DETAIL

Total country-code TLD (ccTLD) domain name registrations were 157.4 million at the end of the first quarter of 2020, a decrease of 0.2 million domain name registrations, or 0.1 percent, compared to the fourth quarter of 2019. ccTLDs increased by 0.6 million domain name registrations, or 0.4 percent, year over year.

The top 10 ccTLDs, as of March 31, 2020, were:

NEW GTLD DETAIL

Total new gTLDs (ngTLDs) domain name registrations were 32.3 million at the end of the first quarter of 2020, an increase of 3.0 million domain name registrations, or 10.3 percent, compared to the fourth quarter of 2019. ngTLDs increased by 9.3 million domain name registrations, or 40.7 percent, year over year. The top 10 ngTLDs represented 65.4 percent of all ngTLD domain name registrations. The following chart shows ngTLD domain name registrations as a percentage of overall TLD domain name registrations, of which they represent 8.8 percent, as well as the top 10 ngTLDs as a percentage of all ngTLD domain name registrations for the first quarter of 2020.

Check out the latest issue of the Domain Name Industry Brief:  https://blog.verisign.com/domain-names/verisign-q1-2020-domain-name-industry-brief-internet-grows-to-366-8-million-domain-name-registrations-in-the-first-quarter-of-2020/

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