Posts Tagged: Domains
Blog Moderator | Dec 23, 2012
We have created this infographic to visualize findings from the latest issue of our quarterly Domain Name Industry Brief
Blog Moderator | Dec 20, 2012
Today, Verisign released the latest issue of the Domain Name Industry Brief, which showed that the Internet grew by more than five million domain names in the third quarter of 2012. The total number of registered domain names now stands at more than 246 million, which represents a 2.4 percent growth rate over Q2’2012. This marks the seventh straight quarter with greater than 2 percent growth.
As shown in the chart below, the order of the top TLDs in terms of zone size changed slightly when compared to the second quarter. In Q3’2012, the largest TLDs in terms of base size were, in order: .com, .de (Germany), .net, .tk (Tokelau), .uk (United Kingdom), .org, .info, .cn (China), .nl (Netherlands) and .ru (Russian Federation).*
(Source: Zooknic, October 2012; Verisign, October 2012)
Pat Kane | Oct 30, 2012
Companies and organizations large and small have expressed increasing concern over reports of so-called "domain name hijacking," in which perpetrators fraudulently transfer domain names by password theft or social engineering.
The impact of these attacks can be significant, as hijackers are typically able to gain complete control of a victim’s domain name – often for a significant period of time. During that time, hijackers can defraud a victim’s customers, use a hijacked domain name as a launch point for malware, or just soil a victim’s hard-earned reputation and brand awareness.
While the danger of domain name hijacking is significant, it is a threat that can be significantly reduced with proper planning and mitigation techniques.
Pat Kane | Oct 25, 2012
Fall is an exciting season for sports fans both in the U.S. and abroad: Major League Baseball has begun its World Series, the NBA kicked off and the NFL is in swing; the English Premier League is full steam ahead and this year the World Cup Qualifiers are keeping fans on the edge of their seats scrambling through TV guides to see what airs when. Hopefully soon the Washington Capitals will begin their season as well.
Sports franchises and leagues are embracing the concept of streaming live games and matches over the Internet via channels such asMLB.tv
. These online channels are generating tons of traffic by enabling fans within and out of market to cheer for their favorite teams, featuring alternate camera feeds, and providing many other ways for fans to interact with players and other fans. The role online channels have played in driving eyeballs and engagement has skyrocketed over the past several years as the capabilities and mobility of devices has increased. While second screen platforms have offered broadcasters new channels for their content, the appeal and accessibility of live TV anywhere for fans out of market and lacking access to regional sports networks has become a growth factor for online video.
Blog Moderator | Oct 17, 2012
Recently, Verisign released the latest issue of the Domain Name Industry Brief, which showed that the Internet grew by more than seven million domain names in the second quarter of 2012. The total number of registered domain names now stands at more than 240 million, which represents a 3.1 percent growth rate over Q1’2012. This marks the sixth straight quarter with greater than 2 percent growth.
As shown in the chart below the jump, the order of the top TLDs in terms of zone size changed when compared to the first quarter. The largest TLDs in terms of base size were, in order, .com, .de (Germany), .net, .tk (Tokelau), .uk (United Kingdom), .org, .info, .nl (Netherlands), .ru (Russian Federation) and .cn (China).* Read more