According to Verisign the number of .Com domain names in the Domain Name Base are back over 127 million after dropping below that number briefly in December.
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It seems that the huge domain registration volume that occurred in the 4Q of 2015 have now recycled through. Those domain names that were dropped after the first year of registration have now dropped and its back to business as usual.
Its appears that there was an increase of over 3 million domain registrations in the 4Q of 2015 and a lost of less than 50% of those but we will have to wait for the Verisign to release their Industry Brief for the 4Q of 2016 or their earnings release and call which is scheduled for Feb 9, 2017.