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Domain Name Industry Brief, Q4 2012

APRIL 2013 THE DOMAIN NAME INDUSTRY BRIEF Q4 2012 HIGHLIGHTS ABOUT VERISIGN As the global leader in domain names, Verisign powers the invisible navigation that takes people to where they want to go on the Internet. For more than 15 years, Verisign has operated the infrastructure for a portfolio of top-level domains that today include .com, .net, .tv, .edu, .gov, .jobs, .name and .cc, as well as two of the world's 13 Internet root servers. Verisign's product suite also includes Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Protection Services, iDefense Security Intelligence Services and Managed DNS. TEN LARGEST Q4 2012 DOMAIN NAME REGISTRATIONS CCTLDS Combined, these account for 63.1% of all ccTLD domain name registrations worldwide. 252 11.8% million domain increase names2 year-over-year registered globally from Q4 of 2011 GERMANY .de LARGEST TLDS BY ZONE SIZE IN Q4 2012 other TLDS .info .nl .net uk .de tk other CCTLDS TOKELAU .com .org .ru .cn tk UNITED KINGDOM 20 40 60 80 100 120 140 160 180 200 220 240 252 NUMBERS IN THE MILLIONS .uk CHINA COUNTRY CODE TOP-LEVEL DOMAIN NAMES (CCTLDS) C CCTLDS are designated for use by countries and .cn territories. NETHERLANDS BASE CCTLD REGISTRATIONS .nl 110.2 MILLION Increase Increase 21.6% 5% Q4 2012 RUSSIAN FEDERATION over Q4 2011 over Q3 2012 .ru EUROPEAN UNION GROWTH OF.COM & .NET .eu Verisign is the global registry operator for .com and .net. BRAZIL 121.1 MILLION 8 MILLION 77 BILLION .br .com & .net domain names in Average Daily DNS Query Load new .com & .net the adjusted zone in Q4 2012 Verisign's average daily DNS query load in Q4 2012 increased 21.5% over last year and increased 16% from Q3 2012. Daily DNS queries peaked at 123 billion, up 20.4% from last quarter and up 5.3% from last year. domain names in Q4 2012 AUSTRALIA 6.4% INCREASE from Q4 2011 .au FRANCE 72.9% .COM & .NET RENEWAL RATE in Q4 2012. Registered domain name renewal rates vary each quarter. .fr THE DOMAIN NAME INDUSTRY BRIEF As the global registry operator for .com and .net, Verisign reviews the state of the domain name industry through a variety of statistical and analytical research. As the global leader in domain names, Verisign provides this briefing to highlight important trends in domain name registration, including key performance indicators and growth opportunities, to industry analysts, media and businesses. VERISIGN" TM To read all of the details in the Domain Name Industry Brief and to access the archives, visit 1 The 9TLD and ccTLD data cited in the Domain Name Industry Brief are estimates as of the time of such report and subject to change as more complete data is received. 2 Total includes additional tracking of ccTLD Internationalized Domain Names. 3 The number of ccTLD extensions cited in this report is published by IANA. Sources: All data found in the Domain Name Industry Brief – Q4 2012 Highlights are referenced from Verisign's “The Domain Name Industry Brief: Volume 10 – Issue 1 - April 2013". For more information visit © 2013 VeriSign, Inc. All rights reserved. VERISIGN; the Verisign logo; and other trademarks, service marks and Verisign designs are registered or unregistered trademarks of VeriSign, Inc. and its subsidiaries in the United States and foreign countries. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

Domain Name Industry Brief, Q4 2012

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