Q2 2021 closed with 367.3 million domain registrations (down 2.8 million year over year)

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VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN) today announced that the second quarter of 2021 closed with 367.3 million domain name registrations across all top-level domains (TLDs), an increase of 3.8 million domain name registrations, or 1.0%, compared to the first quarter of 2021. Domain name registrations have decreased by 2.8 million, or 0.7%, year over year.1,2

The .com and .net TLDs had a combined total of 170.6 million domain name registrations in the domain name base at the end of the second quarter of 2021, an increase of 2.6 million domain name registrations, or 1.5%, compared to the first quarter of 2021. The .com and .net TLDs had a combined increase of 8.5 million domain name registrations, or 5.2%, year over year. As of June 30, 2021, the .com domain name base totaled 157.0 million domain name registrations, and the .net domain name base totaled 13.6 million domain name registrations.

New .com and .net domain name registrations totaled 11.7 million at the end of the second quarter of 2021, compared to 11.1 million domain name registrations at the end of the second quarter of 2020.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The second quarter of 2021 closed with 367.3 million domain name registrations across all top-level domains (TLDs), an increase of 3.8 million domain name registrations, or 1.0%, compared to the first quarter of 2021.1,2 Domain name registrations have decreased by 2.8 million, or 0.7%, year over year.1,2

The .com and .net TLDs had a combined total of 170.6 million domain name registrations in the domain name base3 at the end of the second quarter of 2021, an increase of 2.6 million domain name registrations, or 1.5%, compared to the first quarter of 2021. The .com and .net TLDs had a combined increase of 8.5 million domain name registrations, or 5.2%, year over year. As of June 30, 2021, the .com domain name base totaled 157.0 million domain name registrations, and the .net domain name base totaled 13.6 million domain name registrations.

New .com and .net domain name registrations totaled 11.7 million at the end of the second quarter of 2021, compared to 11.1 million domain name registrations at the end of the second quarter of 2020.

Total country-code TLD (ccTLD) domain name registrations were 157.7 million at the end of the second quarter of 2021, an increase of 1.2 million domain name registrations, or 0.8%, compared to the first quarter of 2021.1,2 ccTLDs decreased by 2.4 million domain name registrations, or 1.5%, year over year.1,2

Total new gTLD (ngTLD) domain name registrations were 22.9 million at the end of the second quarter of 2021, an increase of less than 0.1 million domain name registrations, or 0.2%, compared to the first quarter of 2021. ngTLDs decreased by 8.8 million domain name registrations, or 27.8%, 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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