363.5 million domain name registrations in the first quarter of 2021

Overview of the Verisign domain name industry
Q1 2021 – Download the full report

Today we published the latest issue of Overview of the domain name industry, which shows that the first quarter of 2021 ended with 363.5 million domain name registrations in all top-level domains (TLDs), a decrease of 2.8 million domain name registrations , or 0.8%, compared to the fourth quarter of 2020.1, 2 Domain name registrations were down 3.3 million, or 0.9%, year over year.1, 2

Discover the latest issue of Overview of the domain name industry to view domain name statistics for the first quarter of 2021, including:

This quarter is Overview of the domain name industry Also includes an overview of a recent collaboration between Verisign, ICANN and industry partners to combat botnets.

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  1. The numbers include the domain names in the .tk ccTLD. .tk is a ccTLD that provides free domain names to individuals and businesses. Revenue is generated by monetizing expired domain names. Domain names that are no longer used by the holder or have expired are taken over by the registry and the residual traffic is sold to advertising agencies. As such, there are no deleted .tk domain names. https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20131216006048/en/Freenom-Closes-3M-Series-Funding#.UxeUGNJDv9s.
  2. The generic top-level domain (gTLD), new gTLDs (ngTLD) and ccTLD data cited in the brief: (i) includes internationalized domain names (IDN) ccTLDs, (ii) is an estimate at the time of this brief has been developed and (iii) is subject to change as more complete data is received. Some figures in memory may reflect standard rounding.

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