364.6 million domain name registrations in Q3 2021

Verisign Domain Name Industry Brief Q3 2021 – Download Full Report

Today we released the latest issue of The Domain Name Industry Brief, which shows that the third quarter of 2021 closed with 364.6 million domain name registrations across all top-level domains, or a decrease of 2.7 million domain name registrations, or 0.7%, compared to the second quarter of 2021.1, 2 Domain name registrations were down 2.8 million, or 0.7%, year-over-year.1, 2 Domain name registrations were down 6.1 million, or 1.6%, year-over-year.

Check out the latest issue of The Domain Name Industry Brief to see domain name statistics for Q3 2021, including:

This quarter’s Domain Name Industry Brief also includes an overview of ongoing community work to mitigate DNS security threats.

To view past issues of The Domain Name Industry Brief, visit verisign.com/dnibarchives.

  1. Figures include 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 which are no longer used by the holder or which 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. Data on generic top-level domains (gTLDs), new gTLDs (ngTLDs) and ccTLDs cited in the note: (i) include Internationalized Domain Names (IDN) ccTLDs, (ii) are an estimate at the time of the wording of this note and (iii) is subject to change as more complete data is received. Some figures in the summary may reflect standard rounding.

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