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120 Million and Growing

Posted on 3.05.2007
Verisgn released their Domain Name Industry Brief for the fourth quarter of 2006 and all signs point to....(hold your breath) growth! Total domain name registrations reached 120 million according to the report, representing a 32 percent increase over the previous year, and an eight percent increase over the third quarter of 2006. In addition, the fourth quarter of 2006 had more than 11.6 million new registered domain names; a three percent increase year over year and a 23 percent increase from the third quarter.

Other key industry statistics and trends are:

- 32 percent increase in Top Level Domain (TLD) registrations in 2006
- Registrations average 10.1 million each quarter for 2006
- 500,000 fourth quarter .cn registrations in China alone
- 89 percent increase in Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs)
- 2006 ended with more than 65 million .com and .net domain names
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