Exponential Growth for Registered Domains Names

26 Jul , 2017 Articles

Exponential Growth for Registered Domains Names

By now there is little doubt in the mind of the global population as to the power that worldwide web wields in respect to driving change in the marketplace. Businesses, consumers, and cultures are more interconnected now than at any other time in the history of humankind.

A customer enjoying coffee in a restaurant using her mobile phone can now shop online and order sneakers or a dress from an online store being web hosted in U.S.A or China. And the product cab be delivered to her doorstep somewhere in France.

The way business is conducted now has been forever altered as the advent of the Internet has now literally broken down geographical barriers and to a significant degree, cultural barriers as well. Domain name numbers, regarding growth, are staggering stretching the playing field of the online marketplace even further.

How many Domain names are there?

There is no better place to look for the answer to the above question than VeriSign Inc, a global leader in domain names and Internet security. They enable web navigation for many of the world’s most recognized top-level domains. They also ensure security, stability, and resilience of the main Internet infrastructures and services including the .com and .net domains. The increase meant that the number of

According to VeriSign, during the first quarter of 2016, an estimated 12 million domain names were added to the internet resulting in an increase in the number of registered domains worldwide to approximately 326.4 million.

Top-level domains-what are they?

Top -level domains are simply the domains at the highest level in the hierarchy of domain name system of the internet. Worldwide registrations have experienced a growth of 32.4 million or 11% year after year.

It’s worthy of mention that all top-level domains (TLD) operated by VeriSign registered query loads of 124 billion queries with a peak of approximately 189 billion queries per day during the first quarter of 2016. It’s hard to put the finger on the actual numbers of existing domains at a given time. This is attributable to the fact that the daily number keeps changing as new ones are registered and as existing one become expired domains.

But the above numbers clue us into the enormity of that figure, and the rate of its exponential growth. With such astronomical growth numbers year over year, it’s little wonder that the internet has rightfully become one of the wonders of modern civilization.