The number of domain name registrations in the first quarter of 2019 has reached 351.8 million across all top-level domains (TLDs), as per Verisign.
When compared to the fourth quarter of 2018 that closed with 348.7 million domain registrations, the registrations in Q1 increased by 3.1 million. It can be noted that the domain name registrations have grown by 5.4 per cent year over year.
1.2% increase in .COM and .NET domains
The .COM and .NET domains had a combined total of around 153 million domain registrations in the last quarter of 2018. This number has increased by 1.2 percent in Q1 2019. The combined total of these two domains was 154.8 million in the end of Q1 2019.
Individually, the .COM domain totalled 141 million domain registrations, whereas the .NET had a total of 13.8 million registrations.
.COM domain has the highest number of domain registrations
As of March 31, 2019, the top 10 TLDs are .COM, .CN (China), .TK (Tokelau), .DE (Germany), .NET, .UK (United Kingdom), .ORG, .TW (Taiwan), .NL (Netherlands), and .RU (Russian Federation).
ccTLD domain name registrations
Country code top-level domain (CCTLD) had a total number of 156.8 million domain name registrations in the first quarter of 2019. This is an increase of 1.6% from Q4 2018.
Decline in gTLD domain registrations
Total domain registrations for new gTLDs were 23 million in the first quarter of 2019. The registrations for this have decreased by 3.4%, compared to last quarter of 2018 which was approximately 23.8 million.
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