the administrator of the .com
and .net registries, released
their quarterly Domain
Name Industry Brief
(covering the 1st quarter of 2017)
this week. The brief is always a
must read because it encompasses all
domain extensions, not just
those operated by Verisign.
company reported that approximately 1.3
million domain name
registrations were added to the
internet in 1Q-2017, bringing the
total number of domain name
registrations to approximately 330.6
million across all top-level
domains (TLDs) as of March 31, 2017.
increase represents a growth rate of
3.7% year over year (11.8
million more domains registered
than at the same point in 2016). The
number of registrations rose 0.4%
from the previous quarter (4Q-2016).
That is slower than the 6.8% year
over year rate (and 1.8%
increase from the previous quarter)
that we saw at the end of 4Q-2016.