RESTON, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), a global provider of domain name registration and Internet infrastructure services, today announced that the third quarter of 2022 ended with 349.9 million domain name registrations across all top-level domains, a decrease of 1.6 million domain name registrations, or 0.4%, from the second quarter of 2022.1.2 Domain name registrations increased by 11.5 million, or 3.4%, year over year.1.2
The .com and .net TLDs had a combined total of 174.2 million domain name registrations in the domain name database3 at the end of the third quarter of 2022, a decrease of 0.2 million domain name registrations, or 0.1%, compared to the second quarter of 2022. The .com and .net TLDs recorded a combined increase of 2 .1 million domain name registrations, or 1.2%, year over year. As of September 30, 2022, the .com domain name database totaled 160.9 million domain name registrations and the .net domain name database totaled 13.2 million domain name registrations.
New .com and .net domain name registrations totaled 9.9 million at the end of Q3 2022, compared to 10.7 million domain name registrations at the end of Q3 2021.
Total country code TLD domain name registrations were 132.4 million at the end of Q3 2022, a decline of 1.7 million domain name registrations, or 1, 3%, compared to the second quarter of 2022.1.2 ccTLDs grew by 5.7 million domain name registrations, or 4.5%, year over year. The top 10 ccTLDs, as of September 30, 2022, were .cn, .de, .uk, .nl, .ru, .br, .au, .fr, .eu and .it.1.2
Verisign publishes The Domain Name Industry Brief to provide Internet users around the world with statistical and analytical research and data on the domain name industry. The Domain Name Industry Brief for the third quarter of 2022, as well as previous summaries, can be obtained at verisign.com/dnib.
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1 All figures exclude domain names in the ccTLDs .tk, .cf, .ga, .gq and .ml. Quarterly and year-over-year trends were calculated against historical figures which were also adjusted to exclude these five ccTLDs. For more information, please see the editor’s note contained in vol. 19, Number 1 of The Domain Name Industry Brief.
2The generic TLD, ngTLD and ccTLD data cited in the summary: (i) includes the ccTLD internationalized domain names, (ii) is an estimate at the time of the preparation of the summary and (iii) is subject to change as that more complete data is received. . Some numbers in the summary may reflect standard rounding.
3 The basis of the domain name is the active zone plus the number of domain names that are registered but not configured for use in the respective TLD zone file plus the number of domain names that are in a client or server retention state . The registration numbers for the .com and .net domain names are as shown in Verisign’s latest filings with the SEC.
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