15 Facts About .net to Celebrate 15 Million Registrations

net 15 FACTS ABOUT TO CELEBRATE powered by VERISIGN 15 MILLION REGISTRATIONS AVAILABILITY 100% Today, more than 99.9% of 6+ character .net domain names are available. 99% 99.9+% 80% NOTE: 1,2, and a chracter domain namee ae reoarnd and oarende unavoiloble 30% Character Length 5 6-63 SECURITY Today, .net has almost 2x the percentage of DNSSEC enabled domains than .com. 2x net •com GROWTH The .net zone has grown roughly 10x since the year 2000 to just over 15 mil registered domains. The .net zone 15 2013 has doubled in size since 2006. 2006 2000 2013 TRENDS Almost 139,000 domains registered in As of March 2013, 6,503 .net domain names other TLDS redirect to the same pointed to Facebook, up from 5,039 in March 2012. name, but as a .net site. 139,000 2012 2013 The first domain name to ever exist was a .net, In 2012, the average character length of .net domain names created was 12 characters. 13 12 12 11 .net is not among the 6 original 9TLDS in RFC920, the document outlining the original domain name conventions, although it was created on the same day 1/1/1985. AROUND THE WORLD A single .net domain name can be registered in 350 different native languages. About half of the 15 million .net domains registered today are registered in the U.S. .net domain names are hosted in more than 200 countries worldwide. Of the total base of .net domains, 2.51% are registered in Japan, almost 2x that of the total base of .com 200 domains registered in Japan (1.43%). Almost half (48%) of the .net domains registered in India have e-Commerce functionality on their sites. Verisign applied for 3 transliterations of .net (Hangul, Simplified Chinese, and Devanagari) last year through ICANN's new 9TLD program. 大 拿 नेट Simplified Chinese Devanagari Hangul Learn more about why you should get a .net at

15 Facts About .net to Celebrate 15 Million Registrations

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.net, one the most venerable and trusted domain names on the Internet, recently passed the major milestone of 15 million registrations globally. To mark the occasion we are highlighting 15 little-know...




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