According to the Verisign report, total new gTLD (ngTLD) domain name registrations were approximately 23.4 million at the end of the third quarter of 2018, an increase of approximately 1.6 million domain name registrations, or 7.5 percent, compared to the second quarter of 2018. ngTLDs increased by approximately 2.3 million
domain name registrations, or 10.9 percent, year over year.
I strongly recommend to read the 2 sections after in the report:
- NEW gTLDs AS PERCENTAGE OF TOTAL TLDs;
- GEOGRAPHICAL NEW gTLDs AS PERCENTAGE OF TOTAL CORRESPONDING GEOGRAPHICAL TLDs.
Thank you so much Verisign for demonstrating that the use of new domain names is increasing ;-)
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