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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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The total number of registered domain names on the Web reached 326.4 million in the first quarter of 2016, according to the latest Domain Name Industry Brief by Verisign, a US-based domain name and Internet security company. That represents an estimated 12.4 million new domains registered since the fourth quarter of 2015 (3.8% growth) and nearly 32 million since the first quarter of 2015 (11% growth). The combined new URL registrations during the first quarter with a .com or .net extension were about 10 million, followed by extensions unique to a specific country—country code...
In early 2015, the Google Play Market became the largest mobile application platform, surpassing Apple App Store by number of available applications. The Google Play Store currently offers 2,127,612 Android apps. The 2 million milestone was reached in March, 2.5 years after passing the 1 million threshold in July 2013. In April, 58,467 new apps were released in the official Google app store, although the monthly average is closer to 40,000 new apps. Android Market, the former name for Google Play, was initially launched in October 2008 as a platform for the distribution of mobile...
The indicator of the Internet development level is the number of Internet users per 100 people in the country and is one of the basic indicators for assessing the information and communication technologies development level. More than half the world's population are internet users now. Most Internet users live in developed countries, where 80 percent of the population is connected to the network. At the same time, the use of the Internet is gradually growing in developing countries. Despite the fact that Africa and Asia still have the lowest rates of network connections, these...
Designed and produced by the World Wide Web Foundation, the Web Index is the first multi-dimensional measure of the World Wide Web’s contribution to development and human rights globally. It covers 81 countries, incorporating indicators that assess the areas of universal access; freedom and openness; relevant content; and empowerment. First released in 2012, the 2013 Index has been expanded and refined to include 20 new countries and features an enhanced data set, particularly in the areas of gender, Open Data, privacy rights and censorship. The Index combines existing secondary...