1. World now has 280 million registered domain names: Verisign

World now has 280 million registered domain names: Verisign

There are now 280 million registered domain names across the world...

By: | New Delhi | Published: December 3, 2014 3:05 PM
The increase of four million domain names globally equates to a growth rate of 1.4 percent over the first quarter of 2014. (Reuters)

The increase of four million domain names globally equates to a growth rate of 1.4 percent over the first quarter of 2014. (Reuters)

There are now 280 million registered domain names across the world.

Global domain names and Internet security company VeriSign, Inc has announced in its latest Domain Name Industry Brief that four million domain names were added to the Internet in the second quarter of 2014, pushing the total to 280 million worldwide across all top-level domains (TLDs) as of June 30, 2014.

“The increase of four million domain names globally equates to a growth rate of 1.4 percent over the first quarter of 2014. Worldwide registrations have grown by 18.6 million, or 7.2 percent, year over year,” the report said.

The reppot said .com and .net TLDs experienced aggregate growth in the second quarter of 2014, accounting for over 128.9 million domain names. “This represents a 3.7 percent increase year over year. As of June 30, 2014, the base of registered names in .com equaled 113.7 million names, while .net equaled 15.2 million names,” the report said, adding that new .com and .net registrations totaled 8.5 million during the second quarter of 2014.

During the period second quarter of 2014, Verisign’s average daily Domain Name System (DNS) query load was 95 billion across all TLDs operated by it, with a peak of 204 billion. “Compared to the previous quarter, the daily average increased 11.7 percent and the peak increased 70.4 percent. Year over year, the daily average query load increased 18.8 percent and the peak query load decreased 16.6 percent.”

The company said that as more people and “things” are going online, the world will become even more connected through the Internet, sharing information and data that has the potential to transform the way we live and work.

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.

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