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02|22|2010 02:04 pm EDT

Verisign Releases Domain Industry Brief

by Adam Strong in Categories: Registries

Verisign, the registry provider for .com and .net, has released their domain industry brief today. The report can be found in PDF format here.

Some of the highlights of the report include:

–  At the end of 2009 there were 192 million domain name registrations across all TLDs, an increase of nearly 15 million since the end of 2008.

– An eight percent increase in new registrations from the third quarter 2009.

– At the close of 2009 there were 78.6 million ccTLD domain name registrations, an increase of nearly 7.5 million since the close of 2008.

– The Chinese ccTLD .cn regained it’s position as the most registered ccTLDs  but .uk notably was had the most growth with an 11% increase in registrations

– .com and .net grew to 96.7 million domain name registrations at the end of 2009. This represents an increase of 7% over the last quarter in 2008.

Lastly, Verisign looked at renewal rates .  The rate of renewals at the end of 2009 was 71%.

In analyzing renewals Verisign points out that 88% of the .com and .net domains are resolving to a site.  While 24% of that number represents “Onepage” sites including parked domains, under construction and brochure-ware sites.

If my math is correct that means there are roughly 23,184,000 “Onepage” domains.
How many of those do you think are being parked  : )

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