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Domain Name Growth at Verisign

Posted on 12.01.2010

Verisign announced that the global base of internet domain names grew by nearly 3.8 million in the third quarter of 2010.

Registrations increased 7% year over year to $13.3 million. VeriSign stated that the combined base of .com and .net domain names crossed 103 million. New .com and .net registrations totaled 7.5 million during the third quarter, an increase of 7% from a year ago. The .com/.net renewal rate for the third quarter was 72.8%, down from 73.2% for the second quarter.

The base of Country Code Top Level Domains (ccTLDs) was 79.2 million domain names, up 2.4% year from a year ago.

VeriSign's average daily Domain Name System (DNS) query load during third quarter 2010 was 66 billion per day, with a peak of 78 billion.

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