12 Jul '12, 1pm

With The Domain Space Only Growing By 17 Million A Year, Where Will All The Registrations For New gTLD’s Come From?

We know that .com/.net registrations as of the last report sits at 116 million registrations is growing at the rate 8 million new registrations a year. We also know including the 116 million .com/.net registrations, there are 225 million domains name registered as of March 31, 2012 with 10% or some 20 million new registrations coming since 4th quarter of 2,010. So basically your looking at growth in the total domain name space of 17 million or so for the last year including all ccTLD’s and half of those are going to .com/.net. This begs the question of where are all the registrations for the new gTLD’s going to come from? Lets assume registration rates stay where they are with 17 Million new registrations a year. If even 1/4 of all these new registrations lets just call it 5 million a year go to the new gTLD’s, with 1,000 non brand applications, that only leaves 5,000 doma...

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