Verisign Q1 2015 Report – Internet Grows to 294 Million Domain Names

verisignToday, Verisign released its latest Domain Name Industry Brief, which provides a review of the state of the domain name industry through statistical and analytical research. The following are the top-line numbers at the close of Q1 2015:

  • The total number of registered domain names rose to 294 million worldwide across all top-level domains
  • Six million domain names were added to the Internet in Q1 2015:
    1. This increase globally equates to a growth rate of 1.9% over Q4 2014
    2. Worldwide registrations have grown by 17.8 million, or 6.5%, year over year
  • The .COM and .NET TLDs reached a combined total of approximately 133 million domain names in the domain name base in Q1
  • The base of registered names in . COM equaled 117.9 million names, while .NET equaled 15.1 million names
  • Verisign processed 8.7 million new domain name registrations for .COM and .NET in Q1 2015, compared to 8.6 million for the same period in 2014
  • Verisign’s average Domain Name System query load was 119 billion across all TLDs operated by Verisign, with a peak of 165 billion

For more information, copies of the Q1 2015 DNIB, or to view past reports, visit

You can download the Q1 2015 infographic here.


About Konstantinos Zournas

Studied Computer Engineering and Computer Science in London, UK and now living in Athens, Greece. Love domains and building websites. Went online in 1995, learned about HTML in 1996 and about domains in 2002. Started publishing the blog in 2012.

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