Internet Grows to 276 Million Domain Names in the First Quarter of 2014

Today, we released the latest issue of the Domain Name Industry Brief, which showed the internet grew by five million domain names in the first quarter of 2014. The total number of domain names across all top-level domains (TLDs) is now 276 million! This is a 1.7 percent increase over the fourth quarter of 2013. [1]

.com and .net Breakdown

New .com and .net registrations totaled 8.6 million, bringing the combined number of .com and .net TLDs to approximately 128.5 million domain names in the adjusted zone by the end of the first quarter of 2014.

gTLD Breakdown

As of March 31, 2014, there were a total of 224 generic top-level domains in the root with approximately 149 million registrations. [2] The top 10 largest gTLDs by zone size were:

Q1 2014 TLDs by Zone Size

125 new gTLDs were delegated during the first quarter of 2014. Total new gTLD registrations equaled 405,091, or 0.27 percent of total gTLD registrations. The largest new gTLDs by zone size were:

Q1 2014 New gTLD by Zone Size

ccTLD Breakdown

Country-code top-level domains (ccTLDs) reached approximately 127.1 million domain names in the first quarter of 2014. The top 10 ccTLD registries by domain name base were:

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DNS Query Load

The average daily Domain Name System (DNS) query load during the first quarter of 2014 was 85 billion, with a peak of 120 billion, across all TLDs operated by Verisign. Year over year, the daily average increased 14.8 percent and the peak increased 6 percent.

For more domain stats from the first quarter of 2014, check out the infographic below and the latest issue of the Domain Name Industry Brief.

 

Domain Name Industry Brief: Q1/2014

From Visually.


[1] The gTLD and ccTLD data cited in this report are estimates as of the time this report was developed, and is subject to change as more complete data is received. Total includes ccTLD Internationalized Domain Names.

[2] The total number of gTLDs and their registrations is published through the Centralized Zone Data Service: https://csds.icann.org/en

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