September 23, 2016

Internet domain name registrations hit 334.6 million

Verisign reports a 7.9 million hike in domain name registrations over the previous quarter

Verisign has announced that the domain name market grew by 7.9 million domains in the second quarter of 2016. New registrations have increased the total sum to 334.6 million across all TLDs as of June 30, 2016.

Verisign claims that 7.9 million new domain name registrations globally equates to a growth of 2.4% over the first quarter of 2016. Domain name registrations have grown by 38.2 million or 12.9% over a year.

Verisign said in a press statement :

During the second quarter of 2016, the average daily Domain Name System (DNS) query load was approximately 130 billion queries per day across all TLDs operated by Verisign, with a peak of nearly 179 billion queries.

Quarter over quarter, the daily average query load increased 4.9 percent and the peak decreased by 5.0 percent.

Year over year, the daily average query load increased by 17.0 percent, and the peak decreased by 1.5 percent.

Verisign claims that their TLDs i.e. .COM and .NET saw an aggregate growth in Q2 2016, which reached a combined total of about 143.2 million registrations. The TLDs also saw a growth of 7.3% year over year.

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