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Domain Name Industry Brief - Q1 2013

THE DOMAIN NAME INDUSTRY BRIEF Q1 2013 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 Q1 2013 DOMAIN NAME REGISTRATIONS CCTLDS Combined, these account for 63.9% of all ccTLD domain name registrations worldwide. 256 9.9% million domain increase names TOKELAU year-over-year from Q1 of 2012 registered globally tk LARGEST TLDS BY ZONE SIZE IN Q1 2013 GERMANY other TLDS de .net uk .org .info .nl .cn .ru .tk other CCTLDS .com .de UNITED KINGDOM .uk 20 40 60 80 100 120 140 160 180 200 220 240 256 NUMBERS IN THE MILLIONS CHINA .cn CCTLDS are designated for use by countries and territories. RUSSIAN FEDERATION COUNTRY CODE TOP-LEVEL DOMAIN NAMES (CCTLDS) C .ru NETHERLANDS BASE CCTLD REGISTRATIONS .nl 112.4 MILLION" Increase Increase a1 2013 18.4% 2% EUROPEAN UNION over Q1 2012 over Q4 2012 .eu BRAZIL GROWTH OF .COM & .NET br Verisign is the global registry operator for .com and .net. AUSTRALIA 123.1 MILLION 74 BILLION 8.8 MILLION au .com & .net domain names in Average Daily DNS Query Load the adjusted zone in Q1 2013 Verisign's average daily DNS query load in Q1 2013 increased11.7% over last year and decreased 4.5% from Q4 2012. Daily DNS queries peaked at 113 billion, down 8.2% from last quarter and up 53.1% from last year. new .com &.net domain names in FRANCE 5.5% INCREASE Q1 2013 from Q1 2012 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. y of To access the Domain Name Industry Brief archives, visit VERISIGN' 1 The 9TLD and ccTLD data cited 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: For 9TLD and ccTLD data with Zooknic as a source, the Zooknic analysis uses a comparison of domain name root zone file changes supplemented with Whois data on a statistical sample of domain names which lists the registrar responsible for a particular domain name and the location of the registrant. The data has a margin of error based on the sample size and market size. The ccTLD data is based on analysis of roat zone files. For more information, see Information on or accessible through this website is not part of this blog post. e 2013 VerSign, Ino. Al rights reserved. VERISIGN; the Verisign logo; and other trademarks, servioe marks and Verisign designs are registered or unregistered trademarks of VerSign, Ina. and its subsidiaries in the Linited States and foreign countries. Al other trademarks are property of their respective owners

Domain Name Industry Brief - Q1 2013

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Verisign provides quarterly data to illustrate important trends in domain name registration, including key performance indicators and growth opportunities.


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