Domain Names Continue to Grow, Reaching 184 Million
The second quarter of 2009 ended with a total base of 184 million domain name registrations in all top level domain (TLD). This represents an increase of one per cent during the first quarter of 2009 and growth of nine percent over the same quarter last year.
During the second quarter, Country Code TLDs (ccTLDs) increased 14 percent year on year to 74.4 million domain names – a total that represents an increase of one percent of the first quarter of 2009. The base of ccTLD domain names was affected by a loss in the base. Cn y. Eu. In terms of total registrations,. Com is still the most popular TLD category, followed by. Cn (China). De (Germany) y. NET. This mixture is unchanged from last quarter.
The general basis. Com y. Net rose to 93.5 million domain names during the second quarter of 2009. This represents an increase of one per cent during the first quarter of 2009, an increase of seven percent over the same quarter last year, and an increase of 28 percent in the second quarter of 2007.
Average daily VeriSign Domain Name System (DNS) query load during the second quarter increased 38 billion to 49 billion per day, resulting in hundreds of millions of Internet users accessing Web sites or sending email. This is an increase of 29 percent of the 38 million visits daily average in the first quarter of 2009. The management of increased traffic on the Internet, reflecting the continued investments in VeriSign’s DNS infrastructure, that have enabled the company to keep a record of 100 percent uptime of its network over the past 11 years. VeriSign’s record has earned the reputation as one of the most reliable and trusted networks in the world.
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