Q2 Domain Name Industry Brief

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The Internet grew by more than 3 million domain names in the second quarter of 2010 according to VeriSign's Domain Name Industry Brief, bringing the total to 196.3 million Top Level Domains (TLDs). 

The second quarter total represents an increase of 2 percent over the first quarter of 2010. Compared to the second quarter of 2009, registrations grew by 12.3 million, or 7 percent, across the industry.

The combined base of .com and .net domain names exclusviely surpassed 100 million, finishing the quarter with an adjusted zone size of 101.5 million. New .com and .net registrations totaled 7.9 million during the second quarter, an increase of 13 percent from a year ago. The .com/.net renewal rate for the second quarter was 73.2 percent, up from 72.1 percent for the first quarter.

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Teajai Kimsey Stradley 09-21-2010 10:00 AM

I'm a Tucows reseller. I purchased a number of .co domains recently for my self & clients.  Some may not seem like much: PoolSalt.co but to my client it was a big key term in her business. I also got SEOMaven.co for myself (among others)

Additionally, I purchased a currently registered domain from a company in CA, SocialMediaMaven.com.  I am always looking for unique keyword based names and when I get them I may not have an immediate use so I'll park them with ads for passive revenue.  The majority of the names I register are in use.

Kris Hogan 09-21-2010 10:01 AM

I purchased many domain names during that period for clients. I did purchase quite a few of the .co domain names as well!

JamesR 09-22-2010 12:07 AM

I bought a few names.... Thestlouisrams.com Thejacksonvillejaguars.com Thearizonadiamondbacks.com These are in addition to previous purchases I made.... Thenewyorkgiants.com Theseattleseahawks.com Thehoustontexans.com Thelosangelesdodgers.com Thenyyankees.com In all I have about 50 domain names. I plan to make fan sites for each of the above teams. Maybe sell them one day if anyone made a decent offer. But for now my son gets a kick out of the names.

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