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Global Domain Name Registrations Stagnate in 2022

Global domain name registrations have hovered around the 350 million market for the past three quarters, according to Verisign’s recent Domain Name Industry Briefs. The past three quarterly Briefs have seen total domain name registrations of 350.5 million (end Q1, 2022), 351.5 million (Q2, 2022) and in the most recent, 349.9 million (Q3, 2022).

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.BOO, Get Your .RSVP Domain

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Google Registry has launched it’s .rsvp and .boo top-level domains, currently available through their Early Access Programmes through until 15 November where preferred domain names can be registered for an additional one-time fee which decreases each day. Then from 15 November General Availability commences for both TLDs.

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As World Economies Hit Headwinds, Domain Name Growth Stagnates

As economies around the world hit headwinds with rising prices, worker shortages and interest rate rises, it seems domain name registration growth has stagnated. During the second quarter of 2022, the total number of domain names registered across all top-level domains increased by 1.0 million, or 0.3%, in the second quarter of 2022 according to Verisign’s latest Domain Name Industry Brief released this week. In the 12 months to 30 June, domain name registrations increased by 10.4 million, or 3.0%. This took the total to 351.5 million domain name registrations.

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.ORG Gets Some New Siblings As .CHARITY, .FOUNDATION and .GIVES Join The PIR Family

The .org TLD has some new siblings with .charity, .foundation and .gives now officially part of the Public Interest Registry (PIR) family.

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Total Domain Registrations Grow 3.9% in 12 Months Led By New gTLDs: Verisign

Twelve months ago domain name registrations were on the decline, but at the end of the first quarter of 2022 it’s a different story. As of 31 March, there were 350.5 million domain name registrations across all top-level domains, an increase of 8.8 million, or 2.6%, compared to the fourth quarter of 2021 according to Verisign’s latest Domain Name Industry Brief. Over the 12 months to 31 March registrations increased by 13.2 million or 3.9%.

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Domain Names Registered in China Jump 4.5 Million in 12 Months to 34 Million: CNNIC Annual Report

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There were 35.93 million domain names registered within China as of the end of 2021, up more than 4.5 million in 12 months, from 31.36 million, according to the English version of the 49th Statistical Report on China’s Internet Development published in April.

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European ccTLDs See Continued Growth While Dominating Home Markets: CENTR

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New registrations among European ccTLDs slowed during 2021, but so did deletions and registrar transfers, which meant growth was positive, according to the latest CENTRstats Global TLD Report released this week.

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Verisign Excludes .TK and 4 Other ccTLDs Due to ‘Unexplained Changes’ in Latest Quarterly Report

After total domain name registrations decreased by 2.7 million, or 0.7%, to 364.6 million in the third quarter of 2021, they were back on the up in the fourth quarter. The fourth quarter of 2021 closed with 341.7 million domains across all TLDs, an increase of 3.3 million domain name registrations, or 1.0%, compared to the third quarter of 2021 according to Verisign’s latest Domain Name Industry Brief. Domain name registrations have increased by 1.6 million, or 0.5%, year over year.

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Domain Pulse Is Back In Person In May

After being twice-delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Domain Pulse is back and will take place as a face-to-face event on 17 and 18 May. The conference will be hosted by DENIC at the historical plenary chamber of the German Parliament in Bonn. For two days, there will be discussions on the trends and developments in the domain name industry.

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TLD Updates: eeID for Estonia, .SPA GA Launch, UK-IGF, Registrar Applications for .LB, .KZ and .CAT Birthdays and auDA Foundation Applications Open

The Estonian Internet Foundation, the .ee registry, Estonian Internet Foundation, has launched a simple three-in-one personal identification service.

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