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The first quarter of 2016 closed with a base of approximately 326.4 million domain name registrations across all top-level domains (TLDs), an increase of approximately 12 million domain names, or 3.8 percent over the fourth quarter of 2015. Registrations have grown by 32.4 million, or 11 percent, year over year.

Total country-code TLD (ccTLD) registrations were 148.2 million domain names, a 2.6 percent increase quarter over quarter, and a 8.2 percent increase year over year.

The .com and .net TLDs experienced aggregate growth, reaching a combined total of approximately 142.5 million domain names in the domain name base in the first quarter of 2016. This represents a 7.1 percent increase year over year. As of March 31, 2016, the base of registered names in .com equaled 126.6 million names, while .net equaled 15.9 million names.

New .com and .net registrations totaled 10 million during the first quarter of 2016. In the first quarter of 2015, new .com and .net registrations totaled 8.7 million.

The average sale price for the top 10 .com domain names reported by DN Journal as sold in the aftermarket in Q1 2016 is $315,800.

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