Verisign Q3 2023 Domain Name Industry Brief

Verisign VRSN (NASDAQ) released their Domain Name Industry Brief for Q3 2023. There was a 0.8% increase in Q3 2023 vs Q2 2023 or 2.7million domain names.

From the report:

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The third quarter of 2023 closed with 359.3 million domain name registrations across all top-level domains (TLDs), an increase of 2.7 million domain name registrations, or 0.8%, compared to the second quarter of 2023. Domain name registrations have increased by 8.5 million, or 2.4%, year over year.

The .com and .net TLDs had a combined total of 173.9 million domain name registrations in the domain name base at the end of the third quarter of 2023, a decrease of 0.5 million domain name registrations, or 0.3%, compared to the second quarter of 2023. The .com and .net TLDs had a combined decrease of 0.2 million domain name registrations, or 0.1%, year over year. As of Sept. 30, 2023, the .com domain name base totaled 160.8 million domain name registrations and the .net domain name base totaled 13.2 million domain name registrations.

New .com and .net domain name registrations totaled 9.9 million at the end of the third quarter of 2023, compared to 9.9 million domain name registrations at the end of the third quarter of 2022.

Total country-code TLD (ccTLD) domain name registrations were 138.1 million at the end of the third quarter of 2023, an increase of 1.0 million domain name registrations, or 0.8%, compared to the second quarter of 2023. ccTLDs increased by 5.4 million domain name registrations, or 4.1%, year over year.

Full report here

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