Verisign Reports That The Internet Registered 349.9 Million Domain Names At The End Of Q3 2022

Business Wire IndiaVeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), a global provider of domain name registry services and Internet infrastructure, today announced that the third quarter of 2022 closed with 349.9 million domain name registrations across all top-level domainsa decrease of 1.6 million domain name registrations, or 0.4%, compared to the second quarter of 2022.1.2 Domain name registrations increased by 11.5 million, or 3.4%, year over year.1.2

The .com and .net TLDs had a combined total of 174.2 million domain name registrations in the domain name base3 at the end of the third quarter of 2022, a decrease of 0.2 million domain name registrations, or 0.1%, compared to the second quarter of 2022. The TLDs .com and .net recorded a combined increase of 2 .1 million domain name registrations, or 1.2%, year over year. As of September 30, 2022, the .com domain name base totaled 160.9 million domain name registrations, and the .net domain name base totaled 13.2 million domain name registrations.

New .com and .net domain name registrations totaled 9.9 million at the end of Q3 2022, compared to 10.7 million domain name registrations at the end of Q3 2021.


Total registrations of country-code TLD domain names were 132.4 million at the end of the third quarter of 2022, a decrease of 1.7 million domain name registrations, or 1.3%, compared to the second quarter of 2022.1.2 ccTLDs increased by 5.7 million domain name registrations, or 4.5%, year over year. The top 10 ccTLDs, as of 30 September 2022, were .cn, .de, .uk, .nl, .ru, .br, .au, .fr, .eu and .it.1.2

Verisign publishes The domain name industry summary to provide Internet users worldwide with research and statistical and analytical data on the domain name industry. The domain name industry summary for the third quarter 2022, as well as the previous briefs, are available at no verisign.com/dnib.

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1 All figures exclude domain names in the ccTLDs .tk, .cf, .ga, .gq and .ml. Quarterly and year-over-year trends were calculated against historical data which was also adjusted to exclude these five ccTLDs. For more information, see the Editor’s Note contained in vol. 19, Number 1 of The domain name industry summary.
2The generic TLD, ngTLD and ccTLD data referenced in the brief: (i) include internationalized ccTLD domain names, (ii) are an estimate at the time the brief was developed, and (iii) are subject to change as they are received more complete data. Some numbers in the brief may reflect standard rounding.
3 The domain name base is the active zone plus the number of domain names that are registered but not configured for use in their respective TLD zone file plus the number of domain names that are in a client suspended state or of the server. The .com and .net domain name registration figures are as reported in Verisign’s most recent SEC filings.

Verisign Reports That The Internet Registered 349.9 Million Domain Names At The End Of Q3 2022

Verisign Reports That The Internet Registered 349.9 Million Domain Names At The End Of Q3 2022

Verisign Reports That The Internet Registered 349.9 Million Domain Names At The End Of Q3 2022