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U.S-based Internet and Communication company; VeriSign Inc. on Tuesday announced that the first quarter of 2018 saw approximately increase of 1.4 million (0.4% over Q4 2017) domain names registered, taking their total number to approximately 333.8 million across all top-level domains (TLDs) with .com (133.9 million) and .net (14.4 million) TLDs having a combined total of approximately 148.3 million domain name registrations.

This represents an increase of approximately 1.9 million domain name registrations, or 1.3%, compared to the fourth quarter of 2017, the company wrote in a press statement.

The .com and .net TLDs had a combined increase of approximately 4.6 million domain name registrations, or 3.2%, year over year.

New .com and .net domain name registrations totaled approximately 9.6 million at the end of the first quarter of 2018, compared to 9.5 million domain name registrations for the first quarter of 2017.

As of March 31, 2018, the .com domain name base totaled approximately 133.9 million domain name registrations, while the .net domain name base totaled approximately 14.4 million domain name registrations.