Saturday, March 10, 2007

Domain Registration Increased 32 Percent in One Year

Not really suprising. I've actually registered 6 domains in he last month and i know quite a few people have been doing the same around the blogsphere.

Registered domain names have grown to a base of 120 million worldwide across all top-level domains (TLD) (define) according to "The Domain Name Industry Brief, March 2007" published by VeriSign. The total number of domains comprises a 32 percent increase between 2005 and 2006. A total 11.6 million new domain names were registered in Q4 of last year. After .com registrations, the most new domains were under .de (Germany); .net, .uk (United Kingdom); and .org.

Registrations under the country code TLD (ccTLD) .cn in China exceeded 500,000 names during the last three months of 2007. That's a 43 percent quarter-over-quarter increase.

"A lot of countries...where there were restrictions on the Internet, as they become relaxed there will be a lot of growth," said Ken Silva, chief security officer at VeriSign.


The increase in registrations, 32 percent year-over-year between 2005 and 2006, and 8 percent from Q3 to Q4 of 2006, reflects an increase in the way people access and use the Internet.