Today, we released the latest issue of the Domain Name Industry Brief, which showed that the Internet grew by four million domain names in the second quarter of 2014. The total number of domain names across all top-level domains (TLDs) is now 280 million. This is a 1.4 percent increase over the first quarter of 2014. 
.com and .net Breakdown
New .com and .net registrations totaled 8.5 million, bringing the combined number of .com and .net TLDs to 128.9 million domain names in the adjusted zone by the end of the second quarter of 2014.
At the end of the second quarter of 2014, 322 new gTLDs were delegated into the root; with 124 new gTLDs delegated during the second quarter of 2014. Total new gTLD registrations equaled 1.3 million, or 0.50 percent of global TLD registrations.
The chart below captures the initial 60-day registration volume rank for those new gTLDs reaching 60 days of General Availability during the quarter. In the second quarter of 2014, 93 new gTLDs reached 60 days of General Availability and of those, the 10 largest new gTLDs, as measured by zone size on Day 60 of their respective General Availability period, were: 
Country-code top-level domains (ccTLDs) reached 129.3 million domain names. The top 10 ccTLD registries by domain name base were:
DNS Query Load
Verisign’s average daily Domain Name System (DNS) query load during the second quarter of 2014 was 95 billion, with a peak of 204 billion, across all TLDs operated by Verisign. Year over year, the daily average increased 18.8 percent and the peak decreased 16.6 percent.
For more domain stats from the second quarter of 2014, check out the infographic below and the latest issue of the Domain Name Industry Brief.