Statistical and analytical research and data on the domain name industry, second quarter 2016



New data from Verisign is very exciting on the fact that, approximately 7.9 million domain name registrations were added to the internet in the second quarter of 2016.

According to VeriSign (Domain Name Industry Brief), this momentum brings the total number of domain name registrations to approximately 334.6 million across all top-level domains (TLDs) as of June 30, 2016.

I can observe that, the increase of approximately 7.9 million domain name registrations globally equates to a growth rate of 2.4 percent over the first quarter of 2016. Domain name registrations have grown by 38.2 million, or 12.9 percent, year over year.  

The .com and .net TLDs lead the excitement in the second quarter of 2016, reaching a combined total of approximately 143.2 million domain name registrations in the domain name base. This represents a 7.3 percent increase year over year. 

New .com and .net domain name registrations totaled 8.6 million during the second quarter of 2016. In the second quarter of 2015, new .com and .net domain name registrations totaled 8.7 million.