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500+ New gTLDs Introduced into the Internet

6 February 2015

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The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announced that over 500 new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) have now been introduced into the Internet. The gTLD .NTT (Nippon Telegraph and Telephone) was the 500th new gTLD to be delegated, with new domains rolling out at an average of one per day.

The New gTLD Program is the Internet’s largest expansion ever, introducing hundreds of new top-level domain names or “strings” which could become available in the next few years. With the first four strings delegated on 23 October 2014, the Program continues to make advancements and enable enhanced competition, innovation and choice.

Join us in Singapore and attend the New gTLD Program: Status, Reviews and Next Round Session. Learn about new milestones and deadlines instituted to help registries reach delegation in a timely manner. The session will also cover the Program’s plans to move to the next application round.

We also want you to be an active participant. Visit our Program Reviews Page and provide your feedback on the New gTLD Program.

View the list of delegated strings.
See the status of an individual gTLD application.