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6 million new domain names registered in second quarter 2018, as total count reaches 339.8 million globally: Verisign

6 million new domain names registered in second quarter 2018, as total count reaches 339.8 million globally: Verisign

According to Verisign, the global domain name registrations count reached 339.8 million across all top-level domains (TLDs) in the second quarter of 2018, representing registration of around 6 million new domain names in the quarter.

Domain name registrations have increased by 1.8% quarterly and 2.4% year-over-year. The .com domain name base reached 135.6 million domain name registrations at the end of second quarter, while the .net domain name base reached 14.1 million domain name registrations.

The .com and .net TLDs together totaled to approx. 149.7 million domain name registrations in the second quarter, up 0.9% or 1.4 million domain name registrations from the first quarter of 2018. This represents an increase of 3.7% or around 5.3 million domain name registrations year over year.

As per Verisign, there were around 9.6 million new .com and .net domain name registrations since the second quarter of 2017.

Top 10 largest TLDs by number of reported domain names

At the end of second quarter 2018, the top 10 TLDs .com, .cn, .tk, .de, .net, .uk, .org, .ru, .nl and .info.

 

Top 10 ccTLDs

The country-code TLDs (ccTLDs) domain name registrations count totaled to approx. 149.7 million at the end of 2Q18, an increase of 2.4% or 3.5 million domain name registrations from 1Q18. The ccTLDs grew by around 5.5 million domain name registrations or 3.8% YoY.

At the end of second quarter, the top 10 ccTLDs were .cn (China), .tk (Tokelau), .de (Germany), .uk (United Kingdom), .ru (Russian Federation), .nl (Netherlands), .br (Brazil), .eu (European Union), .fr (France), and .it (Italy).

ngTLDs domain name registrations

The number of new gTLDs domain name registrations were around 21.8 million at the end of second quarter, up 1.6% from the first quarter, but down 10.4% year over year. The top 10 ngTLDs accounted for more than 50% of the total ngTLDs domain name registrations.

Indian markets provide hosts of opportunities in the Internet Infrastructure space – CloudFest India 2018

Indian markets provide hosts of opportunities in the Internet Infrastructure space – CloudFest India 2018

The CloudFest India 2018 that was held in Mumbai, India on May 23rd comprised jampacked sessions and informative keynotes that ensured that the day was full of knowledge and innumerable networking exchanges.

There were talks on domains; net neutrality; tips to help hosting providers become cloud solutions providers; and internet market opportunities for startups and SMBs, just to name a few.

India, with 4.9 million registered domains (as of Q4 2016) and 51 million SMBs represents a huge market for the internet industry.

The Chief Product Officer at GoDaddy – Steven Aldrich, opened the keynotes for the day, throwing light on how independent ventures are growing in India, and how they will drive global employment.

Later, an interesting session on net neutrality was taken by Tim Wu – American lawyer and professor at Columbia Law School with Seoren von Varchmin – CEO, Cloudfest as the moderator. Tim discussed about the state of IT in the context of India market.

Vice-President – Naming Services, APAC at Verisign – Manish Dalal, talked about the fundamental trends that drive the demand for domain names and how they are related to cloud hosting.

One of the important sessions was taken by Alan Keller – CRO at Duda, who talked about the closing gap between websites and apps and how this can save the internet for SMBs. Websites lack the smooth and fast experience provided by apps. But, developing an app, and submitting it to an app store is somehow time-consuming and difficult for SMBs.

To save businesses from getting stuck in the functionality of a website, Google started pushing websites to adopt app like functionality with Progressive Web Apps (PWA). The PWA technology will help businesses run websites with app like functionalities embedded.

Later, Praveen Bhadada – Partner & Practice Head at Zinnov, shared the key findings of their State of the Domain Industry Report.

The report highlighted the increasing count of domain names in India with a stronger growth as compared to the global markets. .com domain had 57% share of the Indian Domain Name Industry in 2017.

Rajendran Dhandapani, Director of Engineering at Zoho, discussed the cloud trends and how hosting services industry is evolving with cloud technologies. He said that the hosting providers should be vigilant in choosing their technology partner while moving towards the cloud.

The event partners included names like GoDaddy, Duda, Zoho, ConnectReseller, Domain Dhaba, Donuts, Serveroft, E2E Networks and many others.

With CloudFest coming to an end successfully this year, most people, including us will be eagerly waiting for the announcement of dates for the next year’s CloudFest India.

Stay tuned for the latest hosting and cloud industry news.

How To Find The Best & Cheapest Domain!

How To Find The Best & Cheapest Domain!

A website is a common requirement for any business entity that wants to make profit by attracting customers from the web. Today, the demand for websites is growing at a great pace as more and more individuals are seeing a great business potential in the websites. But, when it comes to make a website, the first thing to which one has to spend money on is the domain registration. For having a domain of your choice, you have to be ready to pay a good sum of money. But, there are companies from where you can have the great deals on domain registration. So, by searching for these companies, you can have the cheapest domain of your choice for your business site.

Why to have the best & cheapest domain for your site –

It is a practical step to have your domain registered for your site, especially when it is the first time for you to be in the website building. Therefore, having the cheapest domain can prove to be a great entry point for you as you would not require to spend a lot of money on a thing that is new to you entirely. Depending on the service type you are offering, the idea to go with a cheap domain can prove highly lucrative and advantageous to you.

How to get the best & cheapest domain deal for you –

To have the cheapest domain deals, firstly, you should search around to various companies offering domain registration solutions in your area. For this job, take help of the internet. Remember that the domain registration will cost you few dollars annually. There will be several companies offering cheaper domain to customers and usually, you won’t find much difference in their solutions from the rival companies.

A great way to have the best & cheapest domain in a price of your choice is to register for multiple domain names at a time. Specifically, when you plan to have more than 1 website or want to book few domain names under your name, registering several domains will be a money-saver step. With bulk domain registration, you can save a lot of money.

When you act this way, you can certainly find the most value for your money on domain registration and for this purpose, ZNetLive can be the best platform to have the cheapest domain deals.

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