VeriSign, Inc. announced that approximately 1.3 million domain name registrations were added to the internet in the first quarter, bringing the total number of domain name registrations to approximately 330.6 million across all top-level domains (TLDs) as on March 31, 2017.
The .com domain name base totaled 128.4 million domain name registrations, while the .net domain name base totaled 15.2 million domain name registrations as on March 31.
The .com and .net TLDs had a combined total of approximately 143.6 million domain name registrations in the domain name base in the first quarter of 2017. This represents a 0.8 percent increase over the years.
In the first quarter of 2016, new .com and .net domain name registrations totaled 10 million. However, new .com and .net domain name registrations totaled 9.5 million during the first quarter of 2017.
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