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The metrics in this group provide insight into how registrants around the world are entering the domain name market via new gTLDs.

2.6 Registrations in IDN TLDs as Compared to the Total Number of Registrations in New gTLDs

This metric will demonstrate whether growth in IDN TLDs is comparable to growth in all new gTLDs. [Updated Monthly] [As of: – 2 April, 2018]

Month/ Year IDN registrations Number of IDN gTLDs open for general registration Total New gTLD Registrations Number of total new gTLDs open for general registration
December 2013 10 1 815 1
January 2014 28,573 1 37,326 8
February 2014 30,181 2 208,987 34
March 2014 68,984 2 403,362 63
April 2014 71,644 7 635,918 98
May 2014 114,448 10 883,305 124
June 2014 126,177 12 1,454,988 155
July 2014 129,384 13 1,887,162 186
August 2014 234,076 14 2,234,63 216
September 2014 2240,646 19 2,534,544 255
October 2014 253,781 19 3,147,041 274
November 2014 262,012 20 3,400,822 291
December 2014 317,882 22 3,742,317 311
January 2015 471,461 24 4,134,497 326
February 2015 482,459 25 3,600,623 349
March 2015 486,456 25 4,875,355 369
April 2015 490,451 26 5,358,449 388
May 2015 492,071 26 5,900,240 407
June 2015 519,898 26 6,333,360 433
July 2015 521,259 26 6,815,141 459
August 2015 520,269 26 7,320,775 491
September 2015 519,564 26 7,778,132 533
October 2015 515,094 28 8,774,662 554
November 2015 527,015 29 10,449,756 574
December 2015 529,541 29 11,201,149 584
January 2016 529,698 29 11,869,425 606
February 2016 524,074 29 14,538,675 617
March 2016 567,278 32 16,477,162 642
April 2016 568,824 32 17,215,161 650
May 2016 575,834 33 18,220,548 670
June 2016 646,376 34 22,978,380 682
July 2016 653,200 34 23,330,056 697
August 2016 667,332 36 23,955,185 715
September 2016 618,665 37 24,575,220 722
October 2016 630,676 37 25,169,392 730
November 2016 642,316 37 26,620,504 741
December 2016 693,821 40 27,659,702 751
January 2017 728,320 40 27,640,631 751
February 2017 725,912 40 28,163,517 752
March 2017 746,088 40 29,068,976 752
April 2017 746,668 40 29,064,391 754
May 2017 747,440 41 27,229,286 758
June 2017 749,237 42 27,045,961 764
July 2017 752,176 42 27,096,252 765
August 2017 748,173 42 23,881,445 765
September 2017 737,042 42 23,704,682 765
October 2017 688,037 42 23,759,466 765
November 2017 586,877 42 23,876,029 765
December 2017 577,508 42 23,899,984 765

Source: Bulk Registration Data Access (BRDA) Files
CCT Review Category: Consumer Choice

Metric 2.6 Excel File [XLSX, 18.5 KB]

2.9 Relative Share of Domain Names in New gTLDs Existing in Legacy TLDs Prior to Expansion

This metric looks at the relative share of new gTLD registrations already having the same domain in legacy TLDs prior to expansion. The data will be presented as a snapshot in time. A random sample of 25 gTLDs was selected to be published in this chart. The same random sample is used for metrics 3.8 and 4.4. [Updated Monthly] [As of: – 2 April, 2018]

gTLD Number of Domain Names Existing in Legacy TLDs Prior to Expansion (November 2017) Number of Domain Names Existing in Legacy TLDs Prior to Expansion (December 2017)
.BOM 1 1
.BROTHER 8 10
.CASINO 3,698 3,821
.CISCO 22 22
.DOG 8,214 8,383
.EQUIPMENT 5,525 5,577
.FIT 12,597 14,664
.GBIZ 2 2
.GENT 2,942 2,963
.HOSPITAL 1,293 1,316
.ING 2 2
.LAT 3,797 3,834
.MLS 1 1
.MORTGAGE 2,558 2,570
.ONE 54,386 54,851
.PIZZA 5,452 5,529
.PINK 6,726 6,735
.SAARLAND 3,256 3,190
.SOCIAL 17,453 17,716
.STC 8 8
.SWISS 13,771 13,818
.TECHNOLOGY 30,202 30,763
.TEVA 8 8
.XN--NQV7F 1,113 1,115
.YOU 1 1

Source: Bulk Registration Data Access (BRDA) Files
CCT Review Category: Consumer Choice

Metric 2.9 Excel File [XLSX, 292 KB]

2.11 Jurisdictions Where New gTLD & Legacy gTLD Registrants are Located

This metric measures the geographic diversity of registrants across all new gTLDs, and legacy gTLDS using a sample of names. The sample is based on WHOIS output information as of January 2016 for a sample of 200,000 domain names for the 1,215 delegated new gTLDs, 150,000 of which were in legacy gTLDs and 50,000 in new gTLDs. The number of registrants is based on the sample, not the total number of registrants per country. [Updated Quarterly] [As of: – 1 November, 2017]

Country Legacy gTLD registrants New gTLD registrants Total registrants
US 72,063 7,807 79,870
CN 15,230 22,569 37,799
CA 7,442 745 8,187
GB 5,403 961 6,364
DE 4,688 1,354 6,022
JP 4,047 2,730 6,777
FR 3,538 673 421
AU 2,169 397 2,566
PA 3,495 2,947 6,442
IN 2,291 421 2,712

Source: WHOIS output information
CCT Review Category: Consumer Choice

Metric 2.11 Excel File [XLSX, 56 KB]

3.7 Quantity of Second Level Registrations Per New gTLD on a Monthly Basis

The quantity of any level registrations per new gTLD on a monthly interval. New gTLD registration data is based on registries' monthly transaction reports to ICANN, which measure registrations at any level. Monthly transaction reports do not exclusively provide second-level registrations. A random sample of 25 gTLDs were selected to be published in this chart. The same random sample is used for metrics 2.9, 3.8 and 4.4.[Updated Monthly] [As of: – 2 April, 2018]

gTLD Quantity of any level registrations per new gTLD (October 2017) Quantity of any level registrations per new gTLD (November 2017) Quantity of any level registrations per new gTLD (December 2017)
.BOM 1 1 1
.BROTHER 10 10 12
.CASINO 3,948 4,085 4,220
.CISCO 23 23 23
.DOG 9,343 9,233 9,423
.EQUIPMENT 6,003 6,074 6,156
.FIT 13,816 13,818 15,896
.GBIZ 3 3 3
.GENT 3,623 3,642 3,668
.HOSPITAL 1,394 1,415 1,438
.ING 3 3 3
.LAT 4,597 4,692 4,726
.MLS 2 2 2
.MORTGAGE 3,123 3,098 3,089
.ONE 61,461 60,771 61,276
.PIZZA 5,729 5,907 5,996
.PINK 7,860 7,920 7,933
.SAARLAND 4,040 4,004 3,932
.SOCIAL 19,037 19,107 19,391
.STC 8 9 9
.SWISS 17,715 17,759 17,829
.TECHNOLOGY 36,493 39,560 41,080
.TEVA 10 10 10
.XN--NQV7F 1,308 1,305 1,307
.YOU 2 2 2

Source: Registries' monthly transaction reports submitted to ICANN
CCT Review Category: Competition

Metric 3.7 Excel File [XLSX, 314 KB]

3.8 'Unique' Second Level Registrations in the New gTLD Space

The number of registrations for second-level domain names in the new gTLD space that do not appear as a registration in any other TLD. A random sample of 25 gTLDs were selected to be published in this chart. The same random sample is used for metrics 2.9, 3.7 and 4.4. [Updated Monthly] [As of: – 2 April, 2018]

gTLD Quantity of "unique" second level registrations (December 2017) Percentage of "unique" second level registrations (December 2017)
.BOM 0 0%
.BROTHER 0 0%
.CASINO 67 1.6%
.CISCO 1 4.3%
.DOG 507 5.4%
.EQUIPMENT 258 4.2%
.FIT 613 3.9%
.GBIZ 0 0%
.GENT 560 15.3%
.HOSPITAL 62 4.3%
.ING 0 0%
.LAT 109 2.3%
.MLS 0 0%
.MORTGAGE 321 10.4%
.ONE 3,740 6.1%
.PIZZA 245 4.1%
.PINK 919 11.6%
.SAARLAND 556 14.1%
.SOCIAL 363 1.9%
.STC 1 11.1%
.SWISS 2,870 16.1%
.TECHNOLOGY 7,552 18.4%
.TEVA 1 10%
.XN--NQV7F 129 9.9%
.YOU 0 0%

Source: Bulk Registration Data Access (BRDA) Files
CCT Review Category: Competition

Metric 3.8 Excel File [XLSX, 275 KB]

4.4 Percentage of Non-Resolving Domains

The percentage of domains in each new gTLD that are registered but do not resolve. A random sample of 25 gTLDs was selected to be published in this chart. The same random sample is used for metrics 2.9, 3.7 and 3.8. [Updated Monthly] [As of: – 2 April, 2018]

gTLD Number of Non-Resolving Domains December 2017 Percentage of Non-Resolving Domains December 2017
.BOM 0 0%
.BROTHER 4 33.3%
.CASINO 112 2.7%
.CISCO 1 4.3%
.DOG 304 3.2%
.EQUIPMENT 127 2.1%
.FIT 368 2.3%
.GBIZ 1 33.3%
.GENT 203 5.5%
.HOSPITAL 39 2.7%
.ING 1 33.3%
.LAT 1,788 37.8%
.MLS 1 50%
.MORTGAGE 111 3.6%
.ONE 4,102 6.7%
.PIZZA 209 3.5%
.PINK 795 10%
.SAARLAND 157 4%
.SOCIAL 570 2.9%
.STC 0 0%
.SWISS 576 3.2%
.TECHNOLOGY 823 2%
.TEVA 1 10%
.XN--NQV7F 1,067 81.6%
.YOU 1 50%

Source: Bulk Registration Data Access Files
CCT Review Category: Consumer Trust

Metric 4.4 Excel File [XLSX, 283 KB]

5.5 gTLD Registration Growth on a Monthly Basis

The growth in total gTLD – both legacy and new – registrations on a monthly basis. The chart indicates percentage growth rates for each month. The data includes registrations at any level in any gTLD, and lists incremental growth with respect to the previous month. [Updated Monthly] [As of: – 2 April, 2018]

Monthly gTLD registration count total  
Month gTLD count gTLD Growth gTLD Growth%
2017-12 195,404,403 441,727 0.23
2017-11 194,962,676 575,998 0.30
2017-10 194,385,678 781,556 0.40
2017-09 193,604,114 459,690 0.24
2017-08 193,144,424 (2,602,216) -1.33
2017-07 195,746,640 95,926 0.05
2017-06 195,650,714 8,593 0.00
2017-05 195,642,121 (1,027,085) -0.52
2017-04 196,669,206 (486,228) -0.25
2017-03 197,152,414 1,718,561 0.88
2017-02 195,433,853 571,412 0.29
2017-01 194,862,441 (1,655,290) -0.84
2016-12 196,493,430 (58,423) -0.03
2016-11 196,551,853 2,486,329 1.28
2016-10 194,065,524 836,065 0.43
2016-09 193,229,450 1,067,626 0.56
2016-08 192,161,824 1,051,971 0.55
2016-07 191,109,853 227,700 0.12
2016-06 190,882,153 4,620,006 2.48
2016-05 186,262,147 1,381,719 0.75
2016-04 184,880,428 1,146,254 0.62
2016-03 183,732,789 2,969,537 1.64
2016-02 180,763,252 4,748,681 2.70
2016-01 176,014,571 1,756,526 1.01
2015-12 174,258,045 964,606 0.56
2015-11 173,293,439 10,389,977 6.38
2015-10 162,903,462 (3,075,677) -1.85
2015-09 165,979,139 1,955,295 1.19
2015-08 164,023,844 676,279 0.41
2015-07 163,347,565 621,470 0.38
2015-06 162,726,095 534,995 0.33
2015-05 162,191,100 231,024 0.14
2015-04 161,960,076 940,876 0.58
2015-03 161,019,200 1,139,613 0.71
2015-02 159,879,587 567,570 0.36
2015-01 159,312,017 716,460 0.45
2014-12 158,595,557 364,530 0.23
2014-11 158,231,027 467,979 0.30
2014-10 157,763,048 797,353 0.51
2014-09 156,965,695 891,652 0.57
2014-08 156,074,043 572,685 0.37
2014-07 155,501,358 573,777 0.37
2014-06 154,927,581 413,346 0.27
2014-05 154,514,235 84,452 0.05
2014-04 154,429,783 735,636 0.48
2014-03 153,694,147 959,655 0.63
2014-02 152,734,492 1,207,163 0.80
2014-01 151,527,329 303,038 0.20
2013-12 151,224,291 132,081 0.09
2013-11 151,092,210 383,219 0.25
2013-10 150,708,991 535,772 0.36

Source: Registries monthly transaction reports submitted to ICANN
CCT Review Category: Consumer Trust

Metric 5.5 Excel File [XLSX, 381 KB]

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Domain Name System
Internationalized Domain Name ,IDN,"IDNs are domain names that include characters used in the local representation of languages that are not written with the twenty-six letters of the basic Latin alphabet ""a-z"". An IDN can contain Latin letters with diacritical marks, as required by many European languages, or may consist of characters from non-Latin scripts such as Arabic or Chinese. Many languages also use other types of digits than the European ""0-9"". The basic Latin alphabet together with the European-Arabic digits are, for the purpose of domain names, termed ""ASCII characters"" (ASCII = American Standard Code for Information Interchange). These are also included in the broader range of ""Unicode characters"" that provides the basis for IDNs. The ""hostname rule"" requires that all domain names of the type under consideration here are stored in the DNS using only the ASCII characters listed above, with the one further addition of the hyphen ""-"". The Unicode form of an IDN therefore requires special encoding before it is entered into the DNS. The following terminology is used when distinguishing between these forms: A domain name consists of a series of ""labels"" (separated by ""dots""). The ASCII form of an IDN label is termed an ""A-label"". All operations defined in the DNS protocol use A-labels exclusively. The Unicode form, which a user expects to be displayed, is termed a ""U-label"". The difference may be illustrated with the Hindi word for ""test"" — परीका — appearing here as a U-label would (in the Devanagari script). A special form of ""ASCII compatible encoding"" (abbreviated ACE) is applied to this to produce the corresponding A-label: xn--11b5bs1di. A domain name that only includes ASCII letters, digits, and hyphens is termed an ""LDH label"". Although the definitions of A-labels and LDH-labels overlap, a name consisting exclusively of LDH labels, such as""icann.org"" is not an IDN."