08|31|2011 05:03 pm EDT
Verisign has released their latest issue of their quarterly Domain Industry Brief (PDF) today.
The second quarter of 2011 closed with a base of more than 215 million domain name registrations across all Top Level Domains (TLDs), an increase of 5.2 million domain names, or 2.5 percent over the first quarter. registrations have grown by more than 16.9 million, or 8.6 percent, since the second quarter of 2010.The base of Country Code Top Level Domains (ccTLDs) was 84.6 million domain names, a 3.6 percent increase quarter over quarter, and an 8.4 percent increase year over year in the base.
The .com and .net TLDs experienced aggregate growth, surpassing a combined total of 110 million names in the
second quarter of 2011. This represents a 1.8 percent increase in the base over the first quarter of 2011 and an 8.3 percent increase over the same quarter in 2010. new .com and .net registrations totaled 8.1 million during the quarter. This reflects a 2.0 percent increase year over year in new registrations, and a 2.3 percent decrease in new registrations from the first quarter.
The order of the top TLDs in terms of zone size changed slightly compared to the first quarter, as .cn (China) moved from ninth to eighth largest TLD, dropping .eu (european union) from eighth to ninth.The largest TLDs in terms of base size were, in order, .com, .de (Germany), .net, .uk (united Kingdom), .org, .info, .nl
(netherlands), .cn, .eu and .ru (russian federation).
For the full website, read “The State of the Domain” on the Verisign Site.