As of today, there are approximately 332.4 million registered domain names (TLDs) in the world. According to Verisign, a leader and known name in Internet security, the fourth quarter of saw the registration of 1.7 million domain names across the planet. In 2017, registrations for .com and .net domain names crossed the 9 million mark, an increase of 0.2 million on the previous year.
146.4 million ‘.com’ and ‘.net’ domain registration were made by the end of 4th quarter in 2017, an impressive increase of 2.9% over the previous year. Registrations of domain names in India has also become increasingly popular with Internet access available at cheap prices and domain registration made easy by popular companies like GoDaddy and BigRock. Now anyone can register their domain and create their website in a matter of hours, if not minutes.
The adoption of the Internet technology by the small businesses and vendors is likely to push the numbers even higher in the coming years.