Over 32 million new domain registrations in .com and .net last year.
2011 set a record for new .com/.net domain registrations with over 32 million registration, VeriSign announced on its investor conference call this afternoon:
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.
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, although VeriSign did not announce this milestone on its investor conference call today.