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Domain Name Industry Brief, Q3 2012

DECEMBER 2012 THE DOMAIN NAME INDUSTRY BRIEF Q3 2012 HIGHLIGHTS ABOUT VERISIGN Verisign is the trusted provider of Internet infrastructure services for the networked world. Billions of times each day, Verisign helps companies and consumers all over the world connect between the dots. Q3 2012 DOMAIN NAME REGISTRATIONS 246 million domain names2 registered globally 12% 1,2 increase year-over-year from Q3 of 2011 LARGEST TLDS BY ZONE SIZE other TLDS .info .nl .net .uk .org other ccTLDs .tk .com .de .ru .cn 40 60 80 100 120 140 160 180 200 220 240 246 NU IN THE MILLIONS CCTLDS ARE DESIGNATED FOR USE BY COUNTRY CODE TOP-LEVEL DOMAIN NAMES (CCTLDS) C COUNTRIES AND TERRITORIES. BASE CCTLD REGISTRATIONS 104.9 MILLION | 1,2 Increase Increase 20.7% 4.6% Q3 2012 TEN LARGEST CCTLDS over Q3 2011 over Q2 2012 Combined, these account for 62% of all CCTLD domain name registrations worldwide. GERMANY UNITED KINGDOM NETHERLANDS EUROPEAN UNION AUSTRALIA .tk .cn .ru .br .ar .de .uk .nl .eu .au ORDEM E PROGRESSO TOKELAU CHINA RUSSIA BRAZIL ARGENTINA GROWTH OF.COM & .NET Verisign is the global registry operator for .com and .net. 67 BILLION Average Daily DNS Query Load 119.9 MILLION 7.1% INCREASE 7.8 MILLION Verisign's average daily DNS query load in Q3 2012 increased 12.8% over last year and decreased 1.3% from Q.2 2012. Average daily queries peaked at 102 billion, up 14.1% from last quarter and up 31.8% from last year. .com/.net domain names in the FROM Q3 2011 Net NEW .com/.net domain names in Q3 2012 adjusted zone in Q3 2012 72.5% .COM/.NET RENEWAL RATE in Q3 2012. Registered domain name renewal rates vary each quarter. 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 trusted provider of Internet infrastructure services for the networked world, 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 www.Verisignlnc.com/DNIB. 1 The gTLD 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 – Q3 2012 Highlights are referenced from Verisign's "The Domain Name Industry Brief: Volume 9 – Issue 4 – December 2012". For more information visit www.Verisignlnc.com/DNIB. © 2012 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, Q3 2012

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A visualization of findings from the Domain Name Industry Brief, a quarterly publication from Verisign.

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