VeriSign Domain Name Industry Brief

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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.

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