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Verisign Reports Total Domain Name Registrations Worldwide Climbed to 356.6 Million at the End of 2Q-2023

VeriSign, (the administrator of the .com and .net TLDs) has released their latest quarterly Domain Name Industry Brief (DNIB) covering the 2nd quarter of 2023. This update showed that total domain registrations across all TLDs worldwide reached 356.6 million at the end of the latest quarter. The report stated that is an increase of 4.3 million domains year over year (YOY), representing a 1.2% rise.

.Com, the world's most popular TLD, edged up from 161.1 million domains to 161.3 million YOY while .net ticked down a notch from 13.2 million to 13.1 million as of June 30, 2023.

Verisign reported total country code top level domain (ccTLD) registrations increased to 137 million at the end 2Q-2023 after adding 2.7 million domains YOY (an increase of 2%).  The top 10 ccTLDs (by number of registrations) were .cn (China), .de (Germany), .uk (United Kingdom), .nl (Netherlands), .ru (Russia), .br (Brazil), .au (Australia), .fr (France), .eu (European Union) and .it (Italy). 

Total new gTLD (new generic top level domain) domain name registrations stood at 28.1 million at the end of the 2Q-2023, an increase of 1.1 million registrations from the previous year, representing a 4% rise YOY.

(Posted September 11, 2023)  

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