Verisign Q4’15 Domain Name Industry Brief: Internet Grows to 314 Million Domain Names in the Fourth Quarter of 2015

Blog Moderator | Apr 14, 2016

Today, we released the latest issue of the Domain Name Industry Brief, which showed that the Internet grew by approximately 15 million domain names in the fourth quarter of 2015, and closed with a base of 314 million domain names across all top-level domains (TLDs). That’s a 5 percent increase over the third quarter of 2015. [1]

.com and .net Breakdown

The .com and .net TLDs experienced aggregate growth, reaching a combined total of approximately 139.8 million domain names in the domain name base in the fourth quarter of 2015. [2] In the fourth quarter, Verisign processed 12.2 million new domain name registrations for .com and .net, as compared to 8.2 million domain names for the same period in 2014. 

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Top 10 Trending Keywords in .Com & .Net Registrations in March

Blog Moderator | Apr 12, 2016

The top 10 trending keywords registered in .com and .net during the month of March 2016 are below. Any surprises?

Top 10 Keywords Registered in March 2016

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Verisign Q4 2015 DDoS Trends: Attack Activity Increases 85% Year Over Year

Blog Moderator | Mar 10, 2016

Verisign just released its Q4 2015 DDoS Trends Report, which provides a unique view into online distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack trends from mitigations enacted on behalf of customers of Verisign DDoS Protection Services and research conducted by Verisign iDefense Security Intelligence Services.

Every industry is at risk as DDoS attacks continue to increase in size, sophistication and frequency. The most notable observation last quarter is the increase in DDoS attack activity, which was at its highest since the inception of Verisign’s DDoS Trends Report in Q1 2014. Comparing year-over-year attack activity, Verisign mitigated 85 percent more attacks in Q4 2015 than in Q4 2014. Some customers were hit with persistent, repeated attacks over the quarter.


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Top 10 Trending Keywords in .Com & .Net Registrations in February

Blog Moderator | Mar 08, 2016

The top 10 trending keywords registered in .com and .net during the month of February 2016 are below. Any surprises?

Top 10 Keywords Registered in February 2016


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The Cyberthreats and Trends Enterprises Should Watch in 2016

Josh Ray | Feb 18, 2016

Every year, Verisign iDefense Security Intelligence Services produces its Cyberthreats and Trends Report, which provides an overview of the key cybersecurity trends of the previous year and insight into how Verisign believes those trends will evolve. This report is designed to assist in informing cybersecurity and business operations teams of the critical cyberthreats and trends impacting their enterprises, helping them to anticipate key developments and more effectively triage attacks and allocate their limited resources. 

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