VeriSign Confirms Over 200 Million Domain Names Registered

Domain registrations hit another milestone.

Today VeriSign released its third quarter Domain Name Industry Brief (pdf) and confirmed something I suspected already — there are now more than 200 million domain names registered worldwide.

By VeriSign’s count, there were more than 201.8 million domain names registered at the end of September, an increase of 3.8 million over the end of June. (The company must have revised its June number up, as it previously reported there were 196.3 million registered at the end of June.) .Com and .Net — which are managed by VeriSign — combine for 103 million domain names. ccTLDs account for 79.2 million of the total.

The numbers are impressive. Equally as impressive is that nearly a quarter of all domain names are registered at GoDaddy. It will be interesting to see if this dynamic changes with new top level domain names that aren’t subject to registry/registrar separation.


  1. ViperD says

    Big deal…99.569% of them are worthless (my estimate) :)

    I was just on Ebay. People are selling LARGE BATCHES of domains for dirt cheap. The top is in, people. I saw one batch on ebay with over 200 domains, some of these individual domains would have sold for $200+ a couple years ago – get this, the WHOLE BATCH of over 200 domains is going to sell for less than 100 bucks.

    Unless you have a or a (i.e., ultra-premium), domaining is DEAD.

    Time for a beer:)

  2. ViperD says


    There aren’t any bids on that auction. Anyone can throw an auction up on ebay and ask a crazy amount, but they aren’t likely to get any bids.

    Your example isn’t even relevant to what I typed before. Assuming you are showing us your auction, go ahead and put the initial bid at $1 with no reserve and let the free market discover what those domains are worth. I’d venture that listing you showed wouldn’t go for more than $4,000-$5,000.

  3. says

    I am a buyer you find me any 4 number domain name ( a $100 like you said I will buy the domain and I will pay you $400 Commission. better not to just through Number unless you know what are you talking about, this is a respectable web news site. sorry Andrew.

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