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Total Domains Registered Reach 183 Million World Wide, .COM, .CN, .DE Top the List

The total number of domain names have grown to 180 million world wide, according to the first quarter 2009 Domain Name Industry Brief published by VeriSign. The first quarter of 2009 reached a base of 183 million domain name registrations across all of the Top Level Domain Names (TLDs)—a 3% increase over the fourth quarter of 2008 and a 12% increase over the same quarter from last year.

Country Code TLDs (ccTLDs) rose to 74.1 million domain names during the first quarter, a four percent jump from the previous quarter and an 18 percent increase year over year. Gauged by total registrations, .com remains the most popular TLD category, followed by .cn (China), .de (Germany) and .net. This composition remains unchanged from Q4 2008.

Related Links:
Internet Domain Names Surpass 180 Million in First Quarter of 2009 VeriSign
The VeriSign Domain Name Industry Brief - June 2009 Full Report (PDF)
Domain Name Registration Growth: Up or Down? Domain Name Wire

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