Verisign Q4 2017 Domain Name Industry Brief: Internet Grows to 332.4 Million Domain Name Registrations in the Fourth Quarter of 2017

Today, we released the latest issue of the Domain Name Industry Brief, which showed that the fourth quarter of 2017 closed with approximately 332.4 million domain name registrations across all top-level domains (TLDs),  an increase of  approximately 1.7 million domain name registrations as of Dec. 31, 2017.1,2 This is a 0.5 percent increase over the third quarter of 2017 and a 0.9 percent increase, year over year. 1,2

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Top 10 Trending Keywords in .Com and .Net Registrations in January

With more than 300 million domain names registered globally, there are numerous examples of trending keywords reflected by domain name registrations. We have shown in the past that there is a correlation between domain name registrations and newsworthy and popular events, as well as anticipated trends.

Keeping in the spirit of the zeitgeist that .com and .net domain name registration trends can represent, Verisign publishes this monthly blog post series identifying the top 10 trending .com and .net keywords registered in English during the preceding month.

January 2018 TRENDING KEYWORDS

Here are the top 10 trending keywords registered in January 2018. Any surprises?

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Top 10 Trending Keywords in .Com and .Net Registrations in December

With more than 300 million domain names registered globally, there are numerous examples of trending keywords reflected by domain name registrations. We have shown in the past that there is a correlation between domain name registrations and newsworthy and popular events, as well as anticipated trends.

Keeping in the spirit of the zeitgeist that .com and .net domain name registration trends can represent, Verisign publishes this monthly blog post series identifying the top 10 trending .com and .net keywords registered in English during the preceding month.

December 2017 TRENDING KEYWORDS

Here are the top 10 trending keywords registered in December 2017. Any surprises?

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3 Ways to Use a Domain Name for Business Today

Registering a domain name is one of the first steps to starting a new business. That’s because whatever name you choose will represent your business’s space on the internet – and, possibly, a customer’s first impression of your company.

But once you have that domain name, what do you do? Don’t stress over building your online space. You can start using your domain name right away. Here are three ways to do it.

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Verisign Q3 2017 Domain Name Industry Brief: 330.7 Million Domain Names on the Internet in the Third Quarter of 2017

Today, we released the latest issue of the Domain Name Industry Brief, which showed that the third quarter of 2017 closed with approximately 330.7 million domain name registrations across all top-level domains (TLDs),  a decrease of  approximately 1.2 million domain name registrations as of Sept. 30, 2017.1,2 This is a 0.4. percent decrease over the second quarter of 2017 and a 1.1 percent increase, year over year. 1,2

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4 Myths About Using a Branded Email for Business

If you send emails to your customers, it’s not only about what you say in your emails, but what your email address says about you. If you use a generic email like Gmail or Yahoo for your business, it might be time to consider something more professional and specific to your business. For example, what dental practice would you choose to contact, one that uses an email address like info@pearlybrightsmiles.com or toothymike88@gmail.com? It’s probably safe to assume you’d pick the first one. Yet, in 2015, almost half of U.S. small businesses still did not have a company-branded email.1

Here are a few myths about a customized email address that may be holding you back from growing your online brand:

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DNS-Based Threats: DNS Reflection and Amplification Attacks

The Domain Name System (DNS), if not properly secured, may be susceptible to abuse by malicious actors. Cybercriminals recognize the value of DNS availability and look for ways to compromise DNS uptime and the DNS servers that support it. As such, DNS becomes an important point of security enforcement and a potential point in the Cyber Kill Chain®1 for many cyber-attacks.

This blog discusses one such threat, DNS reflection and amplification attacks.

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Top 10 Trending Keywords in .Com and .Net Registrations in November

With more than 300 million domain names registered globally, there are numerous examples of trending keywords reflected by domain name registrations. We have shown in the past that there is a correlation between domain name registrations and newsworthy and popular events, as well as anticipated trends.

Keeping in the spirit of the zeitgeist that .com and .net domain name registration trends can represent, Verisign publishes this monthly blog post series identifying the top 10 trending .com and .net keywords registered in English during the preceding month.

November 2017 TRENDING KEYWORDS

Here are the top 10 trending keywords registered in November 2017. Any surprises?

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Q3 2017 DDoS Trends Report: 29 Percent of Attacks Employed Five or More Attack Types

Verisign just released its Q3 2017 DDoS Trends Report, which represents a unique view into the attack trends unfolding online, through observations and insights derived from distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack mitigations enacted on behalf of Verisign DDoS Protection Services and security research conducted by Verisign Security Services.

Download your free copy of the Q3 2017 DDoS Trends Report

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A Framework for Resilient DNS Security: DNS Availability Drives Business

To establish connectivity with other users and devices, almost anything that interfaces with the internet depends on the accuracy, integrity and availability of the Domain Name System (DNS). Most online transactions and data movement are critically dependent on DNS services.

As such, DNS is an important point of security enforcement and a potential point in the Cyber Kill Chain for many cyber-attacks. Organizations are beginning to recognize this and are using DNS security mechanisms as a first line of defense for preventing or mitigating online threats.

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