240+ Domain Registrations Occurred in 2012’s Second Quarter

(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Web domains represented an uptick in registration during the second quarter of this year, .COM and .NET registry operator Verisign confirmed earlier this month.

Specifically, the period saw 240 new domain name registrations. That’s a slight increase compared to quarter one.

The report emphasized TLDs under VeriSign’s administration. “New .com and .net registrations totaled 8.4 million during the second quarter of 2012. This reflects a 4.2 percent year-over-year increase in new registrations,” commented the company.

Also covered were CCTLDs, representing codes for a variety of countries. In first place was the top level domain for Germany (.de). Unusually enough that was followed by the CCTLD for Tokelau (.tk), a Pacific territory of New Zealand. Following the first two were domain endings such as .uk, .nl, .ru, .cn, .eu, .br, .au and .ar.

One thing that was slightly down were renewal rates. Websites were renewed 72.9% of the time compared to 73.9% during the first quarter.