288 Million Domains (and Growing!)
The Internet grew to a whopping 288 million domain names in the fourth quarter of 2014 according to the most recent Domain Name Industry Brief from Verisign.
Four million domain names were added to the Internet in the fourth quarter of 2014, equating to a growth rate of 1.3 perent. Worldwide registrations have grown by 16.9 million, or 6.2 percent, year over year.
The .com and .net TLDs experienced aggregate growth in the fourth quarter of 2014, reaching a combined total of approximately 130.6 million domain names in the domain name base for .com and .net. This represents a 2.7 percent increase year over year. As of Dec. 31, 2014, the base of registered names in .com equaled 115.6 million names, while .net equaled 15.0 million names.