According to the latest Domain Name Industry Brief report from VeriSign, the Internet domain name business is still growing.
For the first quarter of 2011, VeriSign reported a 7.9 percent year-over-year increase in domain registrations, which translates into 4.5 million domains registered in 2011 so far. The total base of domain name registrations now tops 209.8 million.
Growing even faster than the global aggregate base are the .com and .net Top Level Domains (TLDs). VeriSign reported that their base of .com and .net grew to more than 108 million names. The first quarter .com and .net domain tally represents a 9.2 percent year-over-year increase. In terms of domains, that’s 8.3 million new .com and .net domain registrations in the first quarter of 2011.