Verisign Domain Name Industry Brief: Internet Grows to 330.6 Million Domain Names in Q1 2017

Today, we released the latest issue of the Domain Name Industry Brief, which showed that the internet grew by approximately 1.3 million domain names in the first quarter of 2017, and closed with a base of 330.6 million domain names across all top-level domains (TLDs).1,2 This is a 3.7 percent increase, year over year.1,2

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Keep Dreaming Up with .net

For those who have heard the call to build their small business, Verisign encourages you to “Keep Dreaming Up.” That’s the message of our newest U.S. campaign for .net, which launched this week. 

For more than 30 years, .net domain names have helped power the dreams and passions of business owners and professionals all over the world. A .net domain name was, in fact, the first domain name created, and, it’s where the internet will continue to grow. How’s that for a great start?

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Top 10 Trending Keywords in .Com and .Net Registrations in June

With more than 300 million domain names registered globally, there are numerous examples of trending keywords reflected by domain name registrations. We have shown in the past that there is a correlation between domain name registrations and newsworthy and popular events, as well as anticipated trends.

Keeping in the spirit of the zeitgeist that .com and .net domain name registration trends can represent, Verisign publishes this monthly blog post series identifying the top 10 trending .com and .net keywords registered in English during the preceding month.

June 2017 TRENDING KEYWORDS

Here are the top 10 trending keywords registered in June 2017. Any surprises?

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Verisign Named to the Online Trust Alliance’s 2017 Audit and Honor Roll

Verisign is pleased to announce that we qualified for the Online Trust Alliance’s (OTA) 2017 Honor Roll for showing a commitment to best practices in security, privacy and consumer protection. This is the fifth consecutive year that Verisign has received this honor.

The OTA is an initiative within the Internet Society (ISOC) with the mission to promote best practices for online trust. Now in its ninth year, the 2017 OTA audit analyzed nearly 1,000 websites across multiple industry segments, evaluating the websites for consumer protection, security and privacy protection practices, and has been embraced by organizations worldwide as an objective benchmark report.

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Top 10 Trending Keywords in .Com and .Net Registrations in May

With more than 300 million domain names registered globally, there are numerous examples of trending keywords reflected by domain name registrations. We have shown in the past that there is a correlation between domain name registrations and newsworthy and popular events, as well as anticipated trends.

Keeping in the spirit of the zeitgeist that .com and .net domain name registration trends can represent, Verisign publishes this monthly blog post series identifying the top 10 trending .com and .net keywords registered in English during the preceding month.

MAY 2017 TRENDING KEYWORDS

Here are the top 10 trending keywords registered in May 2017. Any surprises?

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Q1 2017 DDoS Trends Report: 26 Percent Increase in Average Peak Attack Size

Q1 2017 DDoS Trends Report
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Verisign just released its Q1 2017 DDoS Trends Report, which represents a unique view into the attack trends unfolding online, through observations and insights derived from distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack mitigations enacted on behalf of Verisign DDoS Protection Services.

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Top 10 Trending Keywords in .Com and .Net Registrations in April

With more than 300 million domain names registered globally, there are numerous examples of trending keywords reflected by domain name registrations. We have shown in the past that there is a correlation between domain name registrations and newsworthy and popular events, as well as anticipated trends.

Keeping in the spirit of the zeitgeist that .com and .net domain name registration trends can represent, Verisign publishes this monthly blog post series identifying the top 10 trending .com and .net keywords registered in English during the preceding month.

APRIL 2017 TRENDING KEYWORDS

Here are the top 10 trending keywords registered in April 2017. Any surprises?

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Using March .Com Registration Trends to Discover Keyword-Rich Domain Names

Verisign publishes a monthly blog post series that identifies the top 10 trending keywords registered in .com and .net domain names in English during the preceding month. Given the popularity of these terms, I thought it would be interesting to discover domain names that are available by entering a combination of the keywords into DomainScope, Verisign’s domain name generator that helps find creative suggestions for domain names.

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Tech Startup Makes It Easy to Create Eye-Catching Graphics

Tech startup’s innovative SaaS app helps small businesses, entrepreneurs and marketers save valuable time and money on graphic design. 

The idea for Snappa – to enable digital marketers to create and share highly engaging marketing visuals in minutes – was born out of necessity. Snappa Co-Founder and CEO Christopher Gimmer identified the need for a simple online graphic design tool for small businesses, entrepreneurs and marketers after struggling to support his own content marketing needs for several of his bootstrapped businesses.

I caught up with Christopher recently to learn more about Snappa’s move to a .com domain name.

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Top 10 Trending Keywords in .Com and .Net Registrations in March

With more than 300 million domain names registered globally, there are numerous examples of trends reflected by domain name registrations. We have shown in the past that there is a correlation between domain name registrations and newsworthy and popular events, as well as anticipated trends.

Keeping in the spirit of the zeitgeist that .com and .net domain name registration trends can represent, Verisign publishes this monthly blog post series identifying the top 10 trending .com and .net keywords registered in English during the preceding month.

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