The number of domain names registered worldwide rose to more than 215 million during the second quarter of the year.

According to the latest Domain Name Industry Brief, more than five million extra domain names were added to the global total between April and June.

This represented a growth rate of 2.5% above the first quarter of the year.

And registrations were found to have grown by more than 16.9 million, or 8.6%, since the second quarter of 2010.

The .com and .net top-level domains (TLDs) experienced aggregate growth, passing a combined total of 110 million names in the second quarter.

New .com and .net registrations totaled 8.1 million between April and June 2011.

In terms of country codes, China’s top-level domain, .cn, moved up one slot to become the world’s eighth-largest TLD.

At the same time, the .eu European Union domain fell one place to become ninth largest Web address extension.

Domain name total rises to 215 million
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