Global domain name registrations count reached 333.8 million across all top-level domains (TLDs) at the end of first quarter 2018, announced leading domain names and internet security provider Verisign.
As per Verisign, the domain name registrations have increased by 1.0% year over year, which means around 3.2 million domain names were registered since first quarter of 2017.
Quarterly, the domain name registrations increased by 0.4% compared to final quarter of 2017, representing around 1.4 million domain name registrations.
- Top 10 top-level domains in 2018
At the end of first quarter 2018, the top 10 TLDs were .com, .cn (China), .tk (Tokelau), .de (Germany), .net, .uk (United Kingdom), .org, .info, .ru (Russian Federation) and .nl (Netherlands).
The .com and .net TLDs together totaled to approximately 148.3 million domain name registrations at the end of first quarter this year. This represents an increase of 4.6 million domain name registrations, growing 3.2% year over year.
Quarterly, the .com and .net TLDs grew by 1.3% compared to final quarter 2017, representing 1.9 million domain name registrations.
- Top 10 ccTLDs in 2018
The country-code TLDs (ccTLDs) domain name registrations count totaled to approx. 146.3 million at the end of 1Q18, which increased by 2.2% year over year, representing 3.2 million domain name registrations.
At the end of first quarter 2018, the largest ccTLDs were .cn (China), .tk (Tokelau), .de (Germany), .uk (United Kingdom), .ru (Russian Federation), .nl (Netherlands), .br (Brazil), .eu (European Union), .fr (France) and .au (Australia).
- Decline in gTLDs domain name registrations
There were approximately 20.2 million new generic TLDs (gTLDs) domain name registrations at the end of 1Q18. According to Verisign, the gTLDs domain name registrations decreased by 20.7% year over year, and by 2.0% over the last quarter.
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Images source: Verisign
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