According to Verisign, the world domain name registrations reached 339.8 million across all top-level domains (TLDs) in the second quarter of 2018, representing the registration of approximately 6 million new domain names during the quarter.
Domain name registrations grew 1.8% quarter-on-quarter and 2.4% year over year. The .com domain name base reached 135.6 million domain name registrations at the end of the second quarter, while the .net domain name base reached 14.1 million domain name registrations. domain.
The .com and .net TLDs totaled approx. 149.7 million domain name registrations in the second quarter, up 0.9% or 1.4 million domain name registrations from the first quarter of 2018. This represents an increase of 3.7% or approximately 5.3 million domain name registrations year over year.
According to Verisignthere have been approximately 9.6 million new .com and .net domain name registrations since the second quarter of 2017.
Top 10 largest TLDs by number of declared domain names
At the end of the second quarter of 2018, the top 10 TLDs .com, .cn, .tk, .de, .net, .uk, .org, .ru, .nl and .info.
Top 10 ccTLDs
The total number of country code TLD (ccTLD) domain name registrations is approx. 149.7 million at the end of 2Q18, an increase of 2.4% or 3.5 million domain name registrations compared to 1Q18. ccTLDs grew by approximately 5.5 million domain name registrations or 3.8% year-over-year.
At the end of the second quarter, the top 10 ccTLDs were .cn (China), .tk (Tokelau), .de (Germany), .uk (United Kingdom), .ru (Russian Federation), .nl (Country -Bas), .br (Brazil), .eu (European Union), .fr (France) and .it (Italy).
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ngTLD domain name registrations
The number of new gTLD domain name registrations was approximately 21.8 million at the end of the second quarter, up 1.6% from the first quarter, but down 10.4% from one year to the next. The top 10 ngTLDs accounted for over 50% of total ngTLD domain name registrations.
Image source: Verisign