Internet Grows to 362.3 Million Domain Name Registrations at the End of the Fourth Quarter of 2019

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    Reston: VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), a global provider of domain name registry services and internet infrastructure, today announced that the fourth quarter of 2019 closed with 362.3 million domain name registrations across all top-level domains (TLDs), an increase of 2.4 million domain name registrations, or 0.7 percent, compared to the third quarter of 2019.1,2 Domain name registrations have grown by 13.5 million, or 3.9 percent, year over year.1,2

    The .com and .net TLDs had a combined total of 158.8 million domain name registrations in the domain name base3 at the end of the fourth quarter of 2019, an increase of 1.5 million domain name registrations, or 0.9 percent, compared to the third quarter of 2019. The .com and .net TLDs had a combined increase of 5.9 million domain name registrations, or 3.9 percent, year over year. As of Dec. 31, 2019, the .com domain name base totaled 145.4 million domain name registrations, and the .net domain name base totaled 13.4 million domain name registrations.

    New .com and .net domain name registrations totaled 10.3 million at the end of the fourth quarter of 2019, compared to 9.5 million domain name registrations at the end of the fourth quarter of 2018.

    Verisign publishes the Domain Name Industry Brief to provide internet users throughout the world with statistical and analytical research and data on the domain name industry. The fourth quarter 2019 Domain Name Industry Brief, as well as previous reports, can be obtained at Verisign.com/DNIB.

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