The number of domain names registered worldwide is slowly approaching to 300 million, with a growth by 284 million or 6.8 percent in the third quarter of 2014, while in the third quarter of 2015 it grew by 299 million registrations or 5.9 percent. Compared to the last years, in concordance to the DNIB posted by Verisign, the number of registrations decreased. If in 2012 the number of registrations increased by 12 percent, in 2015 the number grew by 5.9 percent, which represents half of the 2012 year.
The mixed total for the .net and .com TLDs was of 130.0 million in Q3 2014 and of about 135.2 million domain names in the same period in 2015. While in 2014 the base of registered names in .net arrived to 15.1 million names and in .com reached 114.9 million names, in 2015 the number of registration arrived in .net 15.1 million names and in .com to 120.1.million names.
Verisign released in the third quarter of 2015 a number of 9.2 million new domain name entries for .net and .com, in comparison to 8.7 million in 2014, 8.3 million in 2013 and 7.8 million in 2012. Compared to the previous year in the same period, there is a growth of 9.2 million of entries for .net and .com.
In the DNIB launched by Verisign, the leading 10 largest TLDs by zone size were .uk, .org, .tk, .de, .net, .ru, .com, .cn, .nl, .info and the leading 10 largest ccTLDs by zone size were .au, .fr, .tk, .de, .ru, .nl, .eu, .br, .cn, .uk.
Verisign’s average daily DNS query load was of 114 billion with a peak of 318 billion for 2014, while in 2015 the average daily DNS query load was 120 billion with a peak of 593 billion.
For more details about the third quarter 2015 DNIB click here.