Internet domain name registrations drop to 364.6 million in third quarter
RESTON, Virginia—VeriSign Reports Third Quarter 2021 Ended With 364.6 Million Domain Name Registrations Across All Top Level Domains, Down 0.7% From 2.7 Million Name Registrations more than the second quarter of 2021. Year-over-year, domain name registrations fell a further 6.1 million, or 1.6%.
.Com and .net top-level domains totaled 172.1 million domain name registrations in the domain name database at the end of the third quarter of 2021, an increase of 0.9% from 1.5 million domain name registrations, compared to the second quarter. of 2021, reported VeriSign. The .com and .net TLDs saw a combined increase of 8.3 million domain name registrations, or 5.1%, year-over-year.
As of September 30, 2021, the .com domain name base had 158.6 million domain name registrations, and the .net domain name base had 13.5 million domain name registrations.
New .com and .net domain name registrations slowed, totaling 10.7 million at the end of the third quarter of 2021, compared to 10.9 million domain name registrations at the end of the third quarter of 2020, according to VeriSign. , domain name provider. registry services and Internet infrastructure.
Verisign publishes “The Domain Name Industry Brief” to provide Internet users around the world with research, statistical and analytical data on the domain name industry. The domain name industry dossier for the third quarter of 2021, as well as the previous dossiers, can be obtained at verisign.com/dnib.