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Last Updated April 23, 2008
Copyright 1998-2008,
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History of gTLD domain name growth

This page provides monthly totals on the total  number of gTLD (com, net, org, biz, info) domains registered worldwide which provide a useful gauge of the growth of the Internet.  This data lists the number of domains in the root zone file for each TLD.

These numbers, however, are the net total (number of existing domains + new registrations - expired domains) and thus do not accurately represent the the gTLD domain name market.  Please see Zooknic Zaps for up to the minute data on the domain name market.

This page is only updated quarterly but data is collected constantly.  Please contact us with requests for more recent counts.


History of gTLD domain name growth

 

Date

Total Biz Info Org Net Com
12/15/2009 111,889,734 2,015,740 5,465,204 7,927,152 12,620,834 83,860,804
11/15/2009 111,090,166 2,014,408 5,387,120 7,882,649 12,553,892 83,252,097
10/15/2009 110,480,639 2,036,941 5,318,316 7,884,202 12,518,470 82,722,710
9/15/2009 109,705,575 2,033,291 5,257,636 7,807,621 12,441,874 82,165,153
8/15/2009 109,134,059 2,040,549 5,221,314 7,758,246 12,386,625 81,727,325
7/15/2009 108,686,057 2,043,657 5,228,794 7,713,116 12,349,583 81,350,907
6/15/2009 108,124,941 2,039,024 5,182,671 7,661,328 12,285,162 80,956,756
5/15/2009 107,791,158 2,036,076 5,192,822 7,633,021 12,250,404 80,678,835
4/15/2009 107,235,401 2,042,774 5,154,641 7,588,198 12,201,241 80,248,547
3/15/2009 106,807,111 2,030,185 5,138,517 7,524,814 12,160,658 79,952,937
2/15/2009 106,020,379 2,024,508 5,129,080 7,452,534 12,086,565 79,327,692
1/15/2009 105,142,676 2,015,014 5,125,629 7,361,336 11,998,108 78,642,589
12/15/2008 105,023,604 2,027,290 5,065,832 7,308,646 12,000,601 78,621,235
11/15/2008 104,649,355 2,030,213 4,998,410 7,263,056 11,954,495 78,403,181
10/15/2008 103,872,320 2,018,214 4,944,048 7,186,779 11,864,192 77,859,087
9/15/2008 103,203,330 2,001,845 4,922,412 7,106,237 11,791,794 77,381,042
8/15/2008 102,630,208 1,990,133 4,936,575 7,014,335 11,700,756 76,988,409
7/15/2008 101,878,923 1,982,274 4,992,981 6,935,898 11,597,261 76,370,509
6/15/2008 102,396,152 1,977,143 4,986,098 6,867,469 11,568,523 76,996,919
5/15/2008 101,221,296 1,971,457 5,036,759 6,797,768 11,424,760 75,990,552
4/15/2008 100,316,360 1,962,558 5,019,983 6,716,068 11,302,303 75,315,448
3/15/2008 99,031,853 1,945,742 4,971,228 6,625,086 11,152,314 74,337,483
2/15/2008

97,526,897

1,932,690 4,984,314 6,532,159 10,906,521 73,171,213
1/15/2008 95,993,243  1,909,959 4,942,647 6,410,916 10,688,721 72,041,000
12/15/2007 95,115,501 1,902,423 4,917,998 6,356,248 10,589,951 71,348,881
11/15/2007  94,854,717  1,882,656 4,941,184 6,296,828 10,446,545 71,287,504
10/15/2007  96,946,506  1,860,669  4,981,597  6,194,878  10,476,009  73,433,353
9/15/2007  95,233,625  1,831,882  4,944,382  6,108,181  10,289,346  72,059,834
8/15/2007  94,304,396  1,797,797  4,925,067  6,032,053  10,189,340  71,360,139
7/15/2007  93,023,823  1,765,453  4,875,299  5,951,948  10,060,258  70,370,865
6/15/2007  90,832,775  1,737,192  4,752,467  5,997,938    9,816,935  68,528,243
5/15/2007  88,633,312  1,707,928  4,557,366  6,039,164    9,599,627  66,729,227
4/15/2007  86,317,910  1,673,875  4,336,347  5,920,423    9,407,814  64,979,451
3/15/2007  85,542,416  1,642,674  4,139,826  5,809,469    9,287,682  64,662,765
2/15/2007  84,567,096  1,612,668  4,005,348  5,687,147    9,103,641  64,158,292
1/15/2007  81,475,836  1,582,226  3,918,596  5,535,078    8,815,770  61,624,166
12/15/2006  79,580,008  1,565,323  3,809,576  5,408,739    8,627,675  60,168,695
11/15/2006  77,777,343  1,531,599  3,692,488  5,393,914    8,482,735  58,676,607
10/15/2006  76,618,672  1,500,576  3,599,239  5,250,268    8,326,283  57,942,306
9/15/2006  74,913,177  1,480,474  3,478,130  5,061,167    8,149,471  56,743,935
8/15/2006  72,628,871  1,455,876  3,361,006  4,910,892    8,015,638  54,885,459
7/15/2006  70,600,672  1,432,840  3,194,204  4,791,373    7,803,631  53,378,624
6/15/2006  69,417,691  1,411,278  3,036,101  4,702,843    7,623,543  52,643,926
5/15/2006  67,247,641  1,388,085  2,821,729  4,791,636    7,407,408  50,838,783
4/15/2006  66,568,957  1,364,753  2,682,557  4,514,179    7,297,050  50,710,418
3/12/2006  65,408,355  1,336,117  2,593,693  4,430,426    7,306,957  49,733,538
2/12/2006  63,234,587  1,312,089  2,418,510  4,540,545    7,002,371  47,953,458
1/16/2006  61,009,983  1,286,313  2,382,992  4,295,174    6,803,911  46,233,988
12/18/2005  60,783,042  1,280,764  2,652,894  4,111,579    6,697,948  46,032,251
11/13/2005  58,074,533  1,264,061  2,627,728  4,046,386    6,469,345  43,659,425
10/16/2005  57,467,467  1,249,986  2,645,307  3,889,189    6,361,645  43,313,759
9/18/2005  55,977,718  1,231,132  3,589,724  3,828,284    6,268,555  41,052,444
8/14/2005  54,631,294  1,207,483  3,673,041  3,755,132    6,076,845  39,911,219
7/17/2005  54,048,396  1,193,461  3,627,846  3,698,287    6,225,149  39,296,099
6/12/2005  52,632,219  1,167,012  3,563,626
4/17/2005  49,858,823  1,135,877  3,448,405  3,502,822    5,644,093  36,120,096
3/13/2005  48,618,828  1,116,718  3,404,590  3,430,344    5,528,323  35,131,344
2/13/2005  47,564,547  1,098,834  3,367,510  3,370,786    5,425,529  34,294,391
1/16/2005  46,412,165  1,087,952  3,333,660  3,307,122    5,324,213  33,351,738
12/16/2004  45,175,199  1,062,007  2,910,782  3,256,493    5,233,375  32,705,081
11/14/2004  44,158,128  1,060,193  2,843,330  3,201,915    5,113,766  31,931,475
10/14/2004  43,258,259  1,048,067  2,619,966  3,154,596    5,037,129  31,391,071
9/16/2004  41,093,507  1,032,216  1,449,363  3,118,657    4,942,154  30,543,695
8/15/2004  40,070,695  1,017,985  1,224,901  3,078,857    4,861,811  29,879,736
7/17/2004  39,363,493  1,001,991  1,211,384  3,029,358    4,791,592  29,321,771
6/17/2004  38,752,988     988,346  1,186,121  2,992,438    4,730,183  28,848,515
5/16/2004  38,112,578     979,706  1,161,292  2,947,017    4,662,171  28,355,026
4/14/2004  37,398,912     966,113  1,149,293  2,898,591    4,580,960  27,796,613
3/15/2004  36,759,814     957,124  1,121,809  2,861,626    4,510,958  27,300,968
2/15/2004  36,077,128     936,135  1,104,141  2,819,133    4,433,892  26,776,517
1/15/2004  35,340,170     914,761  1,085,133  2,775,728    4,349,336  26,207,928
12/17/2003  34,927,328     942,946  1,082,099  2,750,696    4,293,719  25,849,965
11/15/2003  34,090,578  1,012,579  1,104,073  2,719,067    4,144,993  25,101,982
10/16/2003  33,652,640  1,034,400  1,153,916  2,677,285    4,083,961  24,695,211
9/15/2003  33,163,940  1,016,715  1,182,469  2,641,836    4,019,482  24,295,588
8/15/2003  32,742,108     993,780  1,156,851  2,615,723    3,974,367  23,993,547
7/15/2003  32,259,223     971,174  1,137,425  2,586,012    3,922,910  23,633,877
6/15/2003  31,878,784     949,482  1,118,319  2,567,060    3,881,571  23,354,574
5/15/2003  31,486,662     926,495  1,098,041  2,541,985    3,840,626  23,071,842
4/15/2003  31,150,432     900,758  1,078,555  2,523,473    3,807,467  22,832,760
3/16/2003  30,850,629     878,377  1,057,909  2,501,273    3,779,100  22,626,562
2/17/2003  30,579,719     857,204  1,038,103  2,475,356    3,748,893  22,452,747
1/12/2003  30,143,651     829,096  1,014,473  2,442,677    3,702,496  22,147,502
12/15/2002  29,928,518     817,501  1,000,901  2,426,220    3,684,679  21,991,795
11/17/2002  29,629,818     800,431     982,949  2,407,955    3,657,170  21,773,883
10/13/2002  29,284,654     776,565     959,915  2,381,538    3,634,504  21,524,698
9/15/2002  29,043,215     757,547     937,324  2,366,047    3,616,854  21,358,016
8/11/2003  28,881,549     735,866     914,733  2,349,429    3,600,108  21,273,992
7/15/2002  28,801,916     710,977     883,726  2,336,914    3,592,057  21,270,830
6/16/2002  28,710,661     692,707     851,297  2,325,471    3,590,555  21,243,232
5/12/2002  28,852,760     656,596     818,373  2,343,177    3,644,707  21,382,537
4/14/2002  29,088,673     624,743     791,551  2,372,801    3,710,409  21,581,810
3/17/2002  29,925,042     574,304     762,438  2,435,219    3,861,426  22,284,362
2/17/2002  29,881,514     543,316     732,245  2,427,192    3,871,802  22,299,727
1/13/2002  30,414,510     499,410     687,473  2,484,886    3,988,975  22,746,754
12/11/2001  30,969,311       647,111  2,796,403    4,320,416  23,198,677
11/12/2001  30,380,724      2,841,663    4,361,359  23,171,002
10/4/2001  30,675,777      2,909,514    4,467,956  23,291,654
9/24/2001  30,661,898      2,905,443    4,469,470  23,280,339
7/14/2001  30,089,731      2,833,781    4,404,308  22,845,079
6/12/2001  29,881,233      2,802,719    4,369,900  22,702,074
6/6/2001  29,837,316      2,796,125    4,363,750  22,670,915
5/31/2001  29,776,489      2,789,643    4,355,713  22,624,608
5/24/2001  29,741,664      2,781,574    4,347,086  22,606,495
5/16/2001  29,600,820      2,768,481    4,329,363  22,496,480
5/9/2001  29,557,743      2,759,321    4,321,013  22,470,923
5/2/2001  29,553,606      2,753,187    4,317,965  22,475,976
4/25/2001  29,462,244      2,742,316    4,303,717  22,409,745
4/18/2001  29,408,919      2,734,719    4,293,519  22,374,229
4/11/2001  29,385,841      2,726,629    4,286,404  22,366,367
3/29/2001  29,079,174      2,668,146    4,217,658  22,186,938
3/22/2001  29,037,496      2,659,287    4,211,612  22,160,178
3/15/2001  28,973,596      2,646,030    4,197,671  22,123,487
3/7/2001  28,859,503      2,629,968    4,177,496  22,045,648
2/23/2001  28,678,351      2,607,653    4,148,705  21,915,624
2/15/2001  28,462,600      2,585,069    4,114,979  21,756,189
2/8/2001  28,245,129      2,565,793    4,080,810  21,592,167
2/1/2001  28,038,864      2,544,469    4,048,985  21,439,059
1/30/2001  27,969,779      2,537,669    4,038,161  21,387,603
1/18/2001  27,701,020      2,510,352    3,999,322  21,185,015
1/9/2001  27,480,324      2,489,924    3,960,363  21,023,720
12/22/2000  26,993,431      2,446,840    3,888,091  20,652,200
12/12/2000  26,653,389      2,414,622    3,830,641  20,401,837
11/27/2000  26,161,187      2,363,233    3,757,776  20,033,920
7/1/2000  18,648,629      1,449,775    2,512,425  14,680,275
1/1/2000  10,008,475         779,950    1,216,750    8,006,100
7/1/1999    7,052,350         530,950       768,900    5,748,100
1/1/1999    4,038,744         347,550       261,375    3,425,625
7/1/1998    2,154,634         134,860       136,079    1,879,501

Earlier data is for both gTLDs and ccTLDs

Date TOTAL
(gTLDs & ccTLDs)
1/1/98 2,292,000
7/1/97 1,301,000
1/1/97 828,000
7/1/96 488,000
1/1/96 240,000
7/1/95 120,000
1/1/95 71,000
7/1/94 46,000
1/1/94 30,000
7/1/93 26,000
1/1/93 21,000
7/1/92 16,000

 

Source: 1992 to January 1998 from Hobbes' Internet Timeline; July 1998 data to present from http://www.zooknic.com/
Copyright, Matthew Zook, 1998-2008 - Permission to reproduce the 1998 to 2008 data is granted provided that it is sourced as follows, Source: Zooknic (http://www.zooknic.com/)