Over 32 million new domain registrations in .com and .net last year.
2011 set a record for new .com and .net domain registrations with over 32 million registration, VeriSign announced on its investor conference call:
In our Naming business, the base of registered names in .com and .net totaled approximately 113.8 million at the end of December. This represents an 8% increase year-over-year in the base and then approximately 2% increase quarter-over-quarter. In the fourth quarter, we added 1.9 million net names to the domain name base, and we processed 7.9 million new registrations, which is about a 4% increase over the same period a year ago. The fourth quarter was our strongest Q4 for new registrations on record. In fact, that’s true for each of the quarters in 2011, thus making it our strongest year for new registrations with over 32 million new registrations processed.
The Q3 2011 renewal rate was 73.3%.
There were 113.8 million combined domain names registered at the end of December. According to DomainTools, there are now over 100 million .com domains registered.