Verisign reports Q4 results.
Verisign reported earnings for the 4th quarter of 2014 today.
8.2 million .com/.net domain names were registered in the quarter, the same as in the 4th quarter of 2013. When you take out deletions, the combined zones grew by 0.59 million names in the quarter.
In the 3rd quarter of 2014, Verisign handled 8.7 million new registrations. The 4th quarter was obviously down from that, but the 3rd quarter was a record one for it.
Verisign ended the year with 130.6 million .com and .net domain names in the domain name base, which represents a 2.7 percent increase over the base at the end of the fourth quarter in 2013.
New domain name registrations flat-lined in 2014: Verisign processed 34 million new domain name registrations, the same as in 2013. I suspect poor results in .net had a lot to do with that.