246 Million Domains Now Registered on the Internet
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Verisign reports that there were 246 million domains registered across all TLDs in the third quarter of 2012, which is a 12 percent year-over-year increase.
While .com holds down the top spot in terms of total number of domain registrations, the base of ccTLDs is actually growing faster. During the third quarter of 2012, ccTLD registrations grew 18 percent on a year-over-year basis. In contrast, the total base of .com and .net registrations actually declined by 1.1 percent on a year-over-year basis.