Verisign Domain Name Industry Brief: Internet Grows to 331.9 Million Domain Names in the Second Quarter of 2017

Today, we released the latest issue of the Domain Name Industry Brief, which showed that the internet grew by approximately 1.3 million domain names in the second quarter of 2017, and closed with a base of 331.9 million domain names across all top-level domains (TLDs).1,2 This is a 2.1 percent increase, year over year. 1,2

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

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.

August 2017 TRENDING KEYWORDS

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

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

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.

July 2017 TRENDING KEYWORDS

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

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Verisign Statement on .cc/.tv/IDN License Application Status in China

Verisign obtained licenses to provide domain name registry services for .com and .net in China in July 2016. As such, .com and .net domain name registrations are not affected.

Verisign is engaged in discussions with the Chinese government to obtain licenses to provide domain name registry services for .cc, .tv and our Chinese IDNs. We submitted our updated applications in July 2017. We expect to begin to engage in discussions with the Chinese government about our final evaluation and ultimately obtain licenses for .cc, .tv and our IDNs.

We will continue to distribute our products through the existing group of licensed registrars, which continue to process new .cc and .tv registrations: HiChina, Bizcn, Chinasource and 35 Tech. Renewals of existing .cc and .tv domain name registrations are not affected and will follow the standard renewal process. We view obtaining a license for our Chinese IDNs as a prerequisite to their launch.

Verisign Domain Name Industry Brief: Internet Grows to 330.6 Million Domain Names in Q1 2017

Today, we released the latest issue of the Domain Name Industry Brief, which showed that the internet grew by approximately 1.3 million domain names in the first quarter of 2017, and closed with a base of 330.6 million domain names across all top-level domains (TLDs).1,2 This is a 3.7 percent increase, year over year.1,2

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Keep Dreaming Up with .net

For those who have heard the call to build their small business, Verisign encourages you to “Keep Dreaming Up.” That’s the message of our newest U.S. campaign for .net, which launched this week. 

For more than 30 years, .net domain names have helped power the dreams and passions of business owners and professionals all over the world. A .net domain name was, in fact, the first domain name created, and, it’s where the internet will continue to grow. How’s that for a great start?

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

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.

June 2017 TRENDING KEYWORDS

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

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Verisign Named to the Online Trust Alliance’s 2017 Audit and Honor Roll

Verisign is pleased to announce that we qualified for the Online Trust Alliance’s (OTA) 2017 Honor Roll for showing a commitment to best practices in security, privacy and consumer protection. This is the fifth consecutive year that Verisign has received this honor.

The OTA is an initiative within the Internet Society (ISOC) with the mission to promote best practices for online trust. Now in its ninth year, the 2017 OTA audit analyzed nearly 1,000 websites across multiple industry segments, evaluating the websites for consumer protection, security and privacy protection practices, and has been embraced by organizations worldwide as an objective benchmark report.

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

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.

MAY 2017 TRENDING KEYWORDS

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

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Q1 2017 DDoS Trends Report: 26 Percent Increase in Average Peak Attack Size

Q1 2017 DDoS Trends Report
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Verisign just released its Q1 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.

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