Practically 2.three million area identify registrations have been added to the Web within the fourth quarter of 2016, bringing the full variety of area identify registrations to 329.three million, a brand new report revealed on Wednesday.
In line with VeriSign, a worldwide chief in domains and Web safety, the full variety of area identify registrations are throughout all top-level domains (TLDs), as of December 31 final 12 months.
“The rise of roughly 2.three million area identify registrations globally equates to a development fee of 1.eight p.c over the third quarter of 2016. Area identify registrations have grown by 21 million, or 6.eight p.c, 12 months over 12 months,” the report titled ‘Domain Name Industry Brief‘ mentioned.
The .com and .web TLDs had a mixed whole of roughly 142.2 million area identify registrations within the area identify base within the fourth quarter of 2016. This represents a 1.7 p.c improve 12 months over 12 months.
“As of December 31, the .com area identify base equaled 126.9 million area identify registrations, whereas the .web area identify base equaled 15.three million area identify registrations,” the report added.
New .com and .web area identify registrations totaled eight.eight million in the course of the fourth quarter of 2016. Within the fourth quarter of 2015, new .com and .web area identify registrations totaled 12.2 million.
Through the fourth quarter of 2016, Verisign’s common day by day Area Identify System (DNS) question load was roughly 143 billion queries per day throughout all TLDs operated by Verisign, with a peak of almost 398 billion queries.