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Verisign Reports Total Domain Registrations Worldwide Climbed to Over 359 Million at the End of 3Q-2023  
VeriSign, (the administrator of the .com and .net TLDs) has released their latest quarterly Domain Name Industry Brief (DNIB) covering the 3rd quarter of 2023. This update showed that total domain registrations across all TLDs worldwide rose to 359.3 million at the end of the latest quarter. That is an increase of 8.5 million domains year over year (YOY), representing a 2.4% rise.
While the total for all TLDs was up, .Com, the world’s most popular TLD, experienced a small but rare tick down in the past quarter, slipping to 160.8 million domains registered after reporting 161.3 million at the end of 2Q-2023. Meanwhile, .net continued to tread water just above the 13 million mark it has been at for several years now.
Verisign reported total country code top level domain (ccTLD) registrations increased to 138.1 million at the end 3Q-2023 after adding 5.4

million domains over the past year – an increase of 4.1%.  The top 10 ccTLDs (by number of registrations) were .cn (China), .de (Germany), .uk (United Kingdom), .nl (Netherlands), .ru (Russia), .br (Brazil), .au (Australia), .fr (France), .eu (European Union) and .it (Italy) – the same order they were in at the end of the previous quarter.
Total new gTLD (new generic top level domain) domain name registrations reached 30.2 million at the end of the 3Q-2023 after adding 2.9 million domains over the past year. That represented a healthy 10.6% increase year over year.
(Posted November 21, 2023)   
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