Global domain name registrations count reached 333.8 million across all top-level domains (TLDs) at the end of first quarter 2018, announced leading domain names and internet security provider Verisign. As per Verisign, the domain name registrations have increased by 1.0% year over year, which means around 3.2 million domain names were registered since first quarter of 2017.
Top 10 top-level domains in 2018:
At the end of first quarter 2018, the top 10 TLDs were .com, .cn (China), .tk (Tokelau), .de (Germany), .net, .uk (United Kingdom), .org, .info, .ru (Russian Federation) and .nl (Netherlands).
The .com and .net TLDs together totaled to approximately 148.3 million domain name registrations at the end of first quarter this year. This represents an increase of 4.6 million domain name registrations, growing 3.2% year over year.
Quarterly, the .com and .net TLDs grew by 1.3% compared to final quarter 2017, representing 1.9 million domain name registrations.