2020 Q2 report: domains increase by 3.3 million (up 0.9%)

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VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN) today announced that the second quarter of 2020 closed with 370.1 million domain name registrations across all top-level domains (TLDs), an increase of 3.3 million domain name registrations, or 0.9 percent, compared to the first quarter of 2020. Domain name registrations have grown by 15.3 million, or 4.3 percent, year over year.

The .com and .net TLDs had a combined total of 162.1 million domain name registrations in the domain name base at the end of the second quarter of 2020, an increase of 1.4 million domain name registrations, or 0.9 percent, compared to the first quarter of 2020. The .com and .net TLDs had a combined increase of 6.0 million domain name registrations, or 3.8 percent, year over year. As of June 30, 2020, the .com domain name base totaled 148.7 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 11.1 million at the end of the second quarter of 2020, compared to 10.3 million domain name registrations at the end of the second quarter of 2019.

All this while New gTLDs lost 0.6 million domain name registrations, or 2.0 percent in Q2 2020.

Here is the executive summary:

The second quarter of 2020 closed with 370.1 million domain name registrations across all top-level domains (TLDs), an increase of 3.3 million domain name registrations, or 0.9 percent, compared to the first quarter of 2020. Domain name registrations have grown by 15.3 million, or 4.3 percent, year over year.

Total country-code TLD (ccTLD) domain name registrations were 160.0 million at the end of the second quarter of 2020, an increase of 2.6 million domain name registrations, or 1.7 percent, compared to the first quarter of 2020. ccTLDs increased by 1.4 million domain name registrations, or 0.9 percent, year over year.

The .com and .net TLDs had a combined total of 162.1 million domain name registrations in the domain name base at the end of the second quarter of 2020, an increase of 1.4 million domain name registrations, or 0.9 percent, compared to the first quarter of 2020. The .com and .net TLDs had a combined increase of 6.0 million domain name registrations, or 3.8 percent, year over year. As of June 30, 2020, the .com domain name base totaled 148.7 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 11.1 million at the end of the second quarter of 2020, compared to 10.3 million domain name registrations at the end of the second quarter of 2019.

Total new gTLD (ngTLD) domain name registrations were approximately 31.6 million at the end of the second quarter of 2020, a decrease of 0.6 million domain name registrations, or 2.0 percent, compared to the first quarter of 2020. ngTLDs increased by 8.6 million domain name registrations, or 37.3 percent, year over year.

As of June 30, 2020, the largest TLDs by number of reported domain names were .com, .tk, .cn, .de, .net, .uk, .org, .nl, .icu and .ru.

The second quarter 2020 Domain Name Industry Brief, as well as previous reports,can be obtained here.

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About Konstantinos Zournas

I studied Computer Engineering and Computer Science in London, UK and now live in Athens, Greece. I love domains and building websites. I am online since 1995, learned about HTML in 1996 and about domains in 2002. I started publishing the OnlineDomain.com blog in 2012.

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