Internet Grows to 326.4 Million Domain Names in the First Quarter of 2016 : Verisign



27 July 2016, India :

A global leader in domain names and internet security, VeriSign today announced that approximately 12 million domain names were added to the internet in the first quarter of 2016.

That brings the total number of registered domain names to approximately 326.4 million worldwide across all top-level domains (TLDs) as of March 31, 2016, according to the latest Domain Name Industry Brief.

Verisign enables internet navigation for many of the world’s most recognized domain names and provides protection for websites and enterprises around the world. Verisign ensures the security, stability and resiliency of key internet infrastructure and services, including the .com and .net domains and two of the internet’s root servers, as well as performs the root-zone maintainer functions for the core of the internet’s Domain Name System (DNS).

During the first quarter of 2016, Verisign’s average daily Domain Name System (DNS) query load was approximately 124 billion queries per day across all TLDs operated by Verisign, with a peak of nearly 189 billion. Quarter over quarter, the daily average query load increased 0.5 percent and the peak decreased by 2.7 percent. Year over year, the daily average query load increased by 3.5 percent, and the peak increased by 14.2 percent.

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