[exclusive] global total number of domain names up to 177 million growth slowed

webmaster recently, VeriSign through a variety of statistical and analytical research, published in the fourth quarter of 2008, the domain name industry briefing.

by the end of 2008, the total number of global domain names was 177 million, compared with the end of 2007, an increase of 16% by the end of 153 million. In 2008, an average of 119 thousand new domain names per quarter, and in 2007, the new domain name for each quarter is 122 thousand.


third and the fourth quarter of 2008, the world’s top five are.Com,.Cn,.De,.Net and.Org. By the end of 2008, the total number of global.Com and.Net domain has grown to 90 million 400 thousand.


VeriSign also found an interesting phenomenon, with 88% of the.Com and.Net domains to be used. In about 90000000.Com and.Net domain names, there are nearly 1/4 of the domain name to a single web page, which may include the construction of the web page and domain name parking page, the domain name of 12% is not used. (Shao Guihu)

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