A new report says that almost 7.9 million domain name registrations were added to the internet in the second quarter of 2016 globally. This shows a growth rate of 2.4 percent over the first quarter of 2016. The report was made by global domain and internet service provider VeriSign Inc. This new result brings the total number of domain name registrations to approximately 334.6 million across all top-level domains (TLDs) as of June 30 this year, according to the latest Domain Name Industry Brief. The .com and .net TLDs experienced an aggregate growth in the second quarter of 2016. Together .com and .net TLDs reached a combined total of approximately 143.2 million domain name registrations in the domain name base. This represents a 7.3 percent increase year over year. Also Read - Internet down: Zomato, Paytm, Disney+ Hotstar, Amazon, Myntra, many other global services suffered massive outage
New .com and .net domain name registrations totaled 8.6 million during the second quarter of 2016. In the second quarter of 2015, new .com and .net domain name registrations totaled 8.7 million. “During the second quarter of 2016, VeriSign’s average daily Domain Name System (DNS) query load was approximately 130 billion queries per day across all TLDs operated by VeriSign, with a peak of nearly 179 billion queries,” the company said in a statement. Also Read - Mobile internet services suspended on Delhi borders till February 2
Quarter over quarter, the daily average query load increased 4.9 percent and the peak decreased by 5.0 percent. Yearly, the daily average query load increased by 17.0 percent and the peak decreased by 1.5 percent.