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Verisign Domain Counts vs. DomainTools ‘Dark Domains’

Verisign’s New Disclosures Still Leave Some Questions Unanswered We’re pleased to see that Verisign is now disclosing ’not configured domain names’ in their daily zone count. By Verisign’s definition , “not configured domain names” are: domain name registrations that are not configured with name servers at the Top-level Domain (TLD) registry, and thus are not published to the TLD zone file. Verisign’s defines about 180K .com and .net ‘not configured domains’. In January this year, we blogged about what we called ‘dark domains ‘ in com/net. Our counts on dark domains for these TLDs now approach 500K. So why is this number so different from the 180K ‘not configured domain names’? The difference lies in the fact that there are actually a number of different domain status types that are outside of Verisign’s active zone count and we decided to classify a few of these states as...

Full article: http://blog.domaintools.com/2012/07/verisign-domain-count...

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