Internet grows to 370.7 million domains at the end of Q3 2020

VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN) announced that the third quarter of 2020 closed with 370.7 million domain name registrations across all top-level domains (TLDs), an increase of 0.6 million domain name registrations, or 0.2 percent, compared to the second quarter of 2020. Domain name registrations have grown by 10.8 million, or 3.0 percent, year over year.

The .com and .net TLDs had a combined total of 163.7 million domain name registrations in the domain name base at the end of the third quarter of 2020, an increase of 1.7 million domain name registrations, or 1.0 percent, compared to the second quarter of 2020. The .com and .net TLDs had a combined increase of 6.3 million domain name registrations, or 4.0 percent, year over year. As of Sept. 30, 2020, the .com domain name base totaled 150.3 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 10.9 million at the end of the third quarter of 2020, compared to 9.9 million domain name registrations at the end of the third quarter of 2019.

Executive Summary

The third quarter of 2020 closed with 370.7 million domain name registrations across all top-level domains (TLDs), an increase of 0.6 million domain name registrations, or 0.2 percent, compared to the second quarter of 2020.1,2 Domain name registrations have grown by 10.8 million, or 3.0 percent, year over year.1,2

Total country-code TLD (ccTLD) domain name registrations were 160.6 million at the end of the third quarter of 2020, an increase of 0.5 million domain name registrations, or 0.3 percent, compared to the second quarter of 2020.1,2 ccTLDs decreased by 1.2 million domain name registrations, or 0.7 percent, year over year.1,2

The .com and .net TLDs had a combined total of 163.7 million domain name registrations in the domain name base3 at the end of the third quarter of 2020, an increase of 1.7 million domain name registrations, or 1.0 percent, compared to the second quarter of 2020. The .com and .net TLDs had a combined increase of 6.3 million domain name registrations, or 4.0 percent, year over year. As of Sept. 30, 2020, the .com domain name base totaled 150.3 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 10.9 million at the end of the third quarter of 2020, compared to 9.9 million domain name registrations at the end of the third quarter of 2019.

Total new gTLD (ngTLD) domain name registrations were approximately 30.2 million at the end of the third quarter of 2020, a decrease of 1.5 million domain name registrations, or 4.7 percent, compared to the second quarter of 2020. ngTLDs increased by 6.2 million domain name registrations, or 25.8 percent, year over year.

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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 OnlineDomain.com blog in 2012.

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