114 million .net and .com domains were purchased in the in the final quarter of 2011 which is almost 8% higher than figures recorded in 2010. These numbers were released by Verisign as part of their executive summary contained under quarterly ‘State of the Domain’ reports.
“The largest TLDs in terms of base size were, in order, .com, .de (Germany), .net, .uk (United Kingdom), .org, .info, .tk (Tokelau), .nl (Netherlands), .ru (Russian Federation) and .eu (European Union),” said Verisign.
Interestingly, Verisign also recorded about 64 billion DNS queries to its system in the final part of 2011. This is a staggering figure! There was also a 73% domain renewal rate for .com and .net extensions over the third quarter.
These figures above are great news for domain and website resellers, as they offer clear indications that there is income to be made by web entrepreneurs. Plus, there are zero fees and zero commitments to get started as a domain reseller. The risk levels are low and the rewards great.
Opportunities exist to resell .com, .net, .info, .biz, .name, .us and .in domains to an international audience. Generally, you can expect your new reseller account to feature privacy protection, domain forwarding and mail forwarding, managed DNS, domain theft protection and high-level control panel or management tools.
Plus, all of the above is wrapped up in a white label reseller package which allows you to tightly manage your company branding experience without letting any of your customers (or competitors) know you are using Resell.biz to power your domain business.
By the way, in the fourth quarter of 2011 Verisign reports that there 225 million domain name registrations across all Top Level Domains (TLDs), an increase of 5.9 million domain names, or 2.7 percent over the third quarter. Registrations have grown by more than 20.4 million, or 10 percent, since the fourth quarter of 2010. You can see why domain-reselling packages are becoming so popular!