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Domain Name Industry Brief - Q3 2013

THE DOMAIN NAME INDUSTRY BRIEF Q3 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. Q3 2013 DOMAIN NAME REGISTRATIONS TEN LARGEST CCTLDS Combined, these account for 65% of all ccTLD domain name registrations worldwide. 265 million domain names registered globally 8% increase TOKELAU year-over-year from 03 of 2012 tk LARGEST TLDS BY ZONE SIZE IN Q3 2013 GERMANY .info .org .net uk .de tk .de ru other ccTLDs .com UNITED KINGDOM uk 40 60 80 100 120 140 160 180 200 220 240 260 265 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 119.5 MILLION Increase Increase Q3 2013 14% 3% EUROPEAN UNION over Q3 2012 over Q2 2013 .eu BRAZIL GROWTH OF .COM & .NET br Verisign is the global registry operator for .com and .net. ARGENTINA 125.9 MILLION 82 BILLION 8.3 MILLION ar com & .net domain names in Average Daily DNS Query Load Verisign's average daily DNS query load in Q3 2013 increased 22.2% over last year and increased 1.9% from Q2 2013. Daily DNS queries peaked at 105 billion, down 57.1% from last quarter and up 2.9% from last year. the adjusted zone in Q3 2013 new .com & net domain names in Q3 2013 AUSTRALIA 5% INCREASE from Q3 2012 au 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 GTLD 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. 2013 VenSign, Ino. Al rights reserved. VERISIGN; 1he Verisign logo; and other trademarks, service marks and Verisign designs are registered or unregistered trademarks of VenSign, Ino. and its subsidiaries in the Lnited States and foreign courtries. Al other trademarks re property of their respective owners

Domain Name Industry Brief - Q3 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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