LOS ANGELES – 17 April 2019 – The Internet Corporation for Names and Numbers (ICANN) today announced publication of the first wave of the Domain Name Marketplace Indicators report, which presents statistics related to generic top-level domains (gTLDs) and country code top-level domains (ccTLDs).
This report is an evolution of the previous gTLD Marketplace Health Index report (Beta), which was first published in July 2016 with twice annual reports through June 2018. This report includes expanded coverage to include ccTLD data. ICANN plans to further expand its coverage of shortlisted indicators and continue to publish these statistics twice a year to track progress against its goal of supporting the evolution of the domain name marketplace to be robust, stable and trusted.
A community Advisory Panel worked with ICANN to refine these indicators in preparation for publishing this version. Concurrent to the release of these Version 1.0 marketplace indicators, ICANN org will continue to work with the community and the Advisory Panel to evaluate additional enhancements that might be incorporated into this 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.