VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), a global provider of domain name registry services and internet infrastructure, today announced that the third quarter of 2019 closed with 359.8 million domain name registrations across all top-level domains (TLDs), an increase of 5.1 million domain name registrations, or 1.4 percent, compared to the second quarter of 2019.1,2 Domain name registrations have grown by 17.4 million, or 5.1 percent, year over year.1,2.
The .com and .net TLDs had a combined total of 157.4 million domain name registrations in the domain name base3 at the end of the third quarter of 2019, an increase of 1.3 million domain name registrations, or 0.8 percent, compared to the second quarter of 2019. The .com and .net TLDs had a combined increase of 5.7 million domain name registrations, or 3.8 percent, year over year. As of Sept. 30, 2019, the .com domain name base totaled 144.0 million domain name registrations, while the .net domain name base totaled 13.4 million domain name registrations.
New .com and .net domain name registrations totaled 9.9 million at the end of the third quarter of 2019, compared to 9.5 million domain name registrations at the end of the third quarter of 2018.
Verisign publishes the Domain Name Industry Brief to provide internet users throughout the world with statistical and analytical research and data on the domain name industry. The third quarter 2019 Domain Name Industry Brief, as well as previous reports, can be obtained at Verisign.com/DNIB.
Verisign, a global provider of domain name registry services and internet infrastructure, enables internet navigation for many of the world’s most recognized domain names. Verisign enables the security, stability, and resiliency of key internet infrastructure and services, including providing root zone maintainer services, operating two of the 13 global internet root servers, and providing registration services and authoritative resolution for the .com and .net top-level domains, which support the majority of global e-commerce. To learn more about what it means to be Powered by Verisign.