DOMAIN NAME INDUSTRY BRIEF

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  • DOMAIN NAME INDUSTRY BRIEF SUMMARY

    More than six million domain names were added to the Internet in the fourth quarter of 2012, bringing the total number of registered domain names as of Dec. 31, 2012, to more than 252 million worldwide across all Top-Level Domains (TLDs), according to the latest Domain Name Industry Brief.

    domain names registered
  • REGISTRY RENEWAL RATE

    The .com and .net renewal rate for the fourth quarter of 2012 was 72.9 percent, up slightly from 72.5 percent in the third quarter of 2012. Renewal rates vary quarter over quarter based on the composition of the expiring name base and the contribution of specific registrars.

    Registry Renewal Rate
  • CCTLD BREAKDOWN

    The base of Country Code Top-Level Domains (ccTLDs) was 110.2 million domain names, a 5 percent increase quarter over quarter, and a 21.6 percent increase year over year in the base.

    ccTLD Breakdown
  • .COM & .NET WEBSITES

    The .com and .net TLDs experienced aggregate growth, reaching a combined total of approximately 121.1 million domain names in the adjusted zone in the fourth quarter of 2012. New .com and .net registrations totaled 8.0 million during the fourth quarter of 2012.

    com net websites
  • TOP TLDS BY ZONE SIZE

    The order of the top TLDs in terms of zone size changed slightly when compared to the third quarter, as .cn (China) moved up a ranking from the eighth largest TLD to the seventh largest TLD, resulting in .info moving down one ranking. All other TLDs in the top 10 maintained their rankings.

    top TLDs by zone size
  • FreeYourID DOMAIN NAME INDUSTRY BRIEF

    As the trusted provider of Internet infrastructure services for the networked world, FreeYourID provides this briefing to highlight important trends in domain name registration, including key performance indicators and growth opportunities, to industry analysts, media and businesses.

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