RESTON, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), a global provider of critical internet infrastructure and domain name registry services, today announced that, according to the latest Domain Name Industry Brief Quarterly Report from DNIB.com, the third quarter of 2023 closed with 359.3 million domain name registrations across all top-level domains (TLDs), an increase of 2.7 million domain name registrations, or 0.8%, compared to the second quarter of 2023. Domain name registrations also increased by 8.5 million, or 2.4%, year over year.
The .com and .net TLDs had a combined total of 173.9 million domain name registrations in the domain name base at the end of the third quarter of 2023, a decrease of 0.5 million domain name registrations, or 0.3%, compared to the second quarter of 2023. The .com and .net TLDs had a combined decrease of 0.2 million domain name registrations, or 0.1%, year over year. As of Sept. 30, 2023, the .com domain name base totaled 160.8 million domain name registrations and the .net domain name base totaled 13.2 million domain name registrations.
New .com and .net domain name registrations totaled 9.9 million at the end of the third quarter of 2023, compared to 9.9 million domain name registrations at the end of the third quarter of 2022.
Total country-code TLD (ccTLD) domain name registrations were 138.1 million at the end of the third quarter of 2023, an increase of 1.0 million domain name registrations, or 0.8%, compared to the second quarter of 2023. ccTLDs increased by 5.4 million domain name registrations, or 4.1%, year over year. The top 10 ccTLDs as of Sept. 30, 2023, were .cn, .de, .uk, .nl, .ru, .br, .au, .fr, .eu, and .it.
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DNIB.com, sponsored by Verisign, provides global statistical and analytical research and data on the domain name industry, plus analyses of key policy, security, and technology trends. The latest Domain Name Industry Brief Quarterly Report, previous reports, and interactive dashboards with expanded domain name industry data are all available at DNIB.com.
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