RESTON, Va.–(COMMERCIAL WIRE)–VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), a global provider of Internet infrastructure and domain name registration services, today announced that the second quarter of 2022 closed with 351.5 million domain name registrations in all top-level domains, an increase of 1.0 million domain name registrations, or 0.3%, compared to the first quarter of 2022.1.2 Domain name registrations have increased by 10.4 million, or 3.0%, year over year.1.2
The .com and .net TLDs had a combined 174.3 million domain name registrations in the domain name base.3 at the end of the second quarter of 2022, a decrease of 0.4 million domain name registrations, or 0.2%, compared to the first quarter of 2022. The .com and .net TLDs had a combined increase of 3 .7 million domain name registrations, or 2.2%, year over year. As of June 30, 2022, the .com domain name base totaled 161.1 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 10.1 million at the end of the second quarter of 2022, compared to 11.7 million domain name registrations at the end of the second quarter of 2021.
Total country code TLD domain name registrations were 134.1 million at the end of the second quarter of 2022, an increase of 0.7 million domain name registrations, or 0.5%, compared to with the first quarter of 2022.1.2 ccTLDs increased by 2.6 million domain name registrations, or 2.0%, year over year. The top 10 ccTLDs, as of June 30, 2022, were .cn, .de, .uk, .nl, .ru, .br, .fr, .eu, .au, and .it.1.2
Verisign publishes Domain Name Industry Overview provide Internet users around the world with statistical and analytical data and research on the domain name industry. Domain Name Industry Overview for the second quarter of 2022, as well as previous summaries, can be obtained at verisign.com/dnib.
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1 All figures exclude domain names in the ccTLDs .tk, .cf, .ga, .gq and .ml. Quarterly and year-over-year trends have been calculated relative to historical figures which have also been adjusted to exclude these five ccTLDs. For more information, see the Editor’s Note contained in Vol. 19, Issue 1 of Domain Name Industry Overview.
two The generic TLD, ngTLD, and ccTLD data cited in the abstract: (i) includes ccTLD IDNs, (ii) is an estimate at the time the abstract was developed, and (iii) is subject to change as that more complete data is received. . Some numbers in the summary may reflect standard rounding.
3 The domain name base is the active zone plus the number of domain names that are registered but not configured for use in the respective TLD zone file plus the number of domain names that are in a customer hold status or server. .com and .net domain name registration figures are as reported in Verisign’s most recent SEC filings.