Thirty-three million new domain names were registered in 2007 according to
VeriSign in its
March 2008 Domain Name Industry Brief. This brings the number of domain
names to 153 million worldwide (top level domains - TLD's only) representing a
27% increase over Q4 07, and a 5% growth over Q1 07 with .com and .net domains
reaching 80.4 million (a rise of 24% YoY).
VeriSign’s March 2008 Domain Name Industry Brief also shows that .com and .net
renewals rose slightly in Q3 07 to 74%, four percentage points up on the average
70% recorded in previous years.