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QUICK HIT: How Many Domains Are Currently Registered?

2.3 million domain name registration were added to the Internet in the fourth quarter of 2016, bringing the total to 329.3 million across all top-level domains. 

In its quarterly Domain Name Industry Brief, Verisign indicated that domain name registrations grew 1.8 over the third quarter of 2016 and grew by 21 million, or 6.8 percent, year over year. 

New .com and .net domain name registrations totaled 8.8 million during the fourth quarter of 2016 for a total of 142.2 million in the domain name base as of the fourth quarter of 2016 (a 1.7 percent increase year over year). In the fourth quarter of 2015, new .com and .net domain name registrations totaled 12.2 million.

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