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Internet grows to over 252 million domain names: VeriSign

Worldwide registrations have grown by 26.6 million, or 11.8%, from a year ago
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First Published: Tue, Apr 09 2013. 01 53 PM IST
The increase of 6.1 million domain names globally in the fourth quarter of 2012 equates to a growth rate of 2.5% over the third quarter of 2012, and marks the eighth straight quarter with greater than 2% growth, says the VeriSign report. Photo: HT
The increase of 6.1 million domain names globally in the fourth quarter of 2012 equates to a growth rate of 2.5% over the third quarter of 2012, and marks the eighth straight quarter with greater than 2% growth, says the VeriSign report. Photo: HT
Updated: Wed, Apr 10 2013. 01 00 AM IST
Mumbai: VeriSign, Inc., a global domain name registrar, said on Tuesday that 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 to more than 252 million worldwide across all top-level domains (TLDs) as of 31 December, according to its latest Domain Name Industry report.
The increase of 6.1 million domain names globally equates to a growth rate of 2.5% over the third quarter of 2012, and marks the eighth straight quarter with greater than 2% growth.
Worldwide registrations have grown by 26.6 million, or 11.8%, year over year.
The .com and .net TLDs experienced aggregate growth in the fourth quarter of 2012, reaching a combined total of approximately 121.1 million domain names in the adjusted zone for .com and .net. This represents a 6.4% increase year over year.
As of 31 December 2012, the base of registered names in .com equalled 106.2 million names, while .net equalled 14.9 million names.
New .com and .net registrations totalled 8.0 million during the fourth quarter of 2012.
In the fourth quarter of 2011, new .com and .net registrations totalled 7.9 million.
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