LOS ANGELES – 17 June 2020 – The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) today announced the release of updated Domain Name Marketplace Indicators through the ICANN Open Data Platform. The indicators reflect industry metrics related to generic top-level domains (gTLDs) and country code top-level domains (ccTLDs), with the aim of fostering greater transparency for reputable information on the evolution of the domain name marketplace.
The launch of the Domain Name Marketplace Indicators within the Open Data Platform represents a key milestone as the new platform allows for improved access to, and presentation of, metrics and data. Through the Open Data Platform, users can now search, browse, view, and download available indicators, as well as utilize various analysis and visualization tools. For more information on how to register and use the platform, click here.
"The Domain Name Marketplace Indicators are an important resource that aims to provide reliable and pertinent information on the evolution of the domain name marketplace," said Theresa Swinehart, ICANN Senior Vice President of Global Domains Division (GDD) and Multistakeholder Strategy & Strategic Initiatives (MSSI). "Having these metrics available through the Open Data Platform will greatly enhance access, transparency, and increase their utility for the community."
ICANN plans to continue to expand the coverage of shortlisted Domain Name Marketplace Indicators and publish these metrics twice a year in order to track progress against its goal of supporting the evolution of the domain name marketplace to be robust, stable, and trusted. ICANN org will also continue to work with the community and the project Advisory Panel to evaluate additional enhancements that might be incorporated into the initiative in the future.
ICANN's mission is to help ensure a stable, secure, and unified global Internet. To reach another person on the Internet, you need to type an address – a name or a number – into your computer or other device. That address must be unique so computers know where to find each other. ICANN helps coordinate and support these unique identifiers across the world. ICANN was formed in 1998 as a not-for-profit public-benefit corporation with a community of participants from all over the world.