Domain Name Industry Brief: Q4/2013

THE DOMAIN NAME INDUSTRY BRIEF Q4 2013 HIGHLIGHTS VERISIGN 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. Q4 2013 DOMAIN NAME REGISTRATIONS 271 MILLION domain names registered globally 7.3% INCREASE year-over-year from 04 of 2012 Q4 2013 LARGEST TLDS BY ZONE SIZE .com (TOKELAU) .tk (GERMANY) .de .net (UNITED KINGDOM) .uk .org (CHINA) .cn .info 9 (RUSSIAN FEDERATION) .ru 10 (NETHERLANDS) .nl MILLIONS There are about 2.5 BILLION global internet users COUNTRY CODE TOP-LEVEL DOMAIN NAMES (CCTLDS) C CCTLDS are designated for use by countries and territories. 6. 10 TOKELAU .tk GERMANY UNITED KINGDOM .uk CHINA RUSSIAN FEDERATION NETHERLANDS EUROPEAN UNION BRAZIL .br ARGENTINA AUSTRALIA .de .cn .ar .au .ru .eu BASE CCTLD REGISTRATIONS 123 MILLION Increase Increase 12% 3.3% 04 2013 over Q4 2012 over Q3 2013 Facebook has nearly 1.2 BILLION 241 MILLION monthly active users worldwide Twitter's global monthly active user count GROWTH OF .com & .net Verisign is the global registry operator for .com and net. 127.1 MILLION 5% INCREASE 8.2 MILLION •com •com com & .net domain names in the adjusted zone in Q4 2013 from Q4 2012 new .com &.net domain names in .net .net Q4 2013 .com DOMAIN NAME AVAILABILITY as of Dec. 31, 2013 Number of Names Available to be Registered in .com Length of .com Total Number of Possible Number of Namos Domain Name .com Domain Names Registered in .com 13 230.6 quintillion 86 million over 230.5 quintillion 12 62 quintillion 89 million over 6.1 quintillion 1684 quadrillion 90 million over 168.3 quadrillion 11 10 4.6 quadrillion 8.7 million over 4.5 quadrillion 123.0 trillion 79 million over 122.9 trillion 3.3 trillion 69 million over 3.2 trillion 89.9 billion 58 million over 89.8 billion 24 billion 52 million over 2.3 billion 65.6 million 3.1 million over 62.4 million 1.8 million 9285 thousand over 845.6 thousand 82 BILLION Average Daily DNS Query Load Verisign's average daily DNS query load in Q4 2013 increased 6.4% over last year and increased 0.9% from Q3 2013. Daily DNS queries peaked at 100 billion, down 5.5% from last quarter and down 19.2% from last year. 250 - DNS Peak Day Queries 225 - DNS Daily Average Queries 200 175 150 125 100 75 50 25 A 2000 21 2008 33 2 04 2007 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. To access the Domain Name Industry Brief archives, visit 1 The GTLD and cc TLD data cited are estimates as of the time of such report and subject to change as more complate 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. 4 The number of global Internet users is published by We Are Social: 5 The number of monthly active Facebook users woridwide is reported by Facebook, Inc.: 6 The number of monthly active Twitter users is reported by Twitter, Inc.: 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 root zone files. For more information, see Information on or accessible through this website is not part of this blog post. G 2014 VeriSign, hc. Al rights reserved. VERISIGN; 1he Verisign logo; and other Iracdemarks, service marks and Verisign designs are registered or unregistered trademarks of VeriSign, Inc, and its subsidiaries in the United Staes and foreign countries. Al other trademarks are property of their respeative owners. H- a3 2007 21 2008 03 200 2008 04 2000 91 2010 04 2010 Q1 2011 02 2011 03 2011 04 2013

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