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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 October, 2017]

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

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

Metric 2.6 Excel File [XLSX, 54 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 October, 2017]

gTLD Number of Domain Names Existing in Legacy TLDs Prior to Expansion (May 2017) Number of Domain Names Existing in Legacy TLDs Prior to Expansion (June 2017)
.AMSTERDAM 22,145 22,249
.ARMY 1,365 1,407
.ASSOCIATES 2,570 2,616
.BOATS 162 145
.BOSTIK 1 4
.CONDOS 2,150 2,174
.CONSTRUCTION 6,160 6,158
.COUNTRY 926 931
.FOREX 224 229
.GIVING 4 4
.JOBURG 2,968 2,963
.KRD 367 331
.LAND 13,134 13,114
.LUXE 1 1
.MAISON 1,061 1,054
.MICROSOFT 25 25
.PORN 11,820 11,656
.PROPERTIES 10,953 11,062
.SWIFTCOVER 1 1
.VIDEO 19,445 20,060
.VOYAGE 2,604 2,571
.XN--D1ACJ3B 704 704
.XN--MGBAB2BD 278 279
.YOKOHAMA 3,707 3,803
.ZONE 20,912 21,563

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

Metric 2.9 Excel File [XLSX, 301 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 January, 2017]

Country Legacy gTLD registrants New gTLD registrants Total registrants
US 71,832 6,360 78,192
CN 15,912 24,795 40,707
CA 7,096 652 7,748
GB 5,618 901 6,519
DE 4,613 1,192 5,805
JP 4,192 2,348 6,540
FR 3,562 548 4,110
AU 3,258 728 3,986
PA 3,160 3,123 6,283
IN 2,525 322 2,847

Source: WHOIS output information
CCT Review Category: Consumer Choice

Metric 2.11 Excel File [XLSX, 14 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 October, 2017]

gTLD Quantity of any level registrations per new gTLD (April 2017) Quantity of any level registrations per new gTLD (May 2017) Quantity of any level registrations per new gTLD (June 2017)
.AMSTERDAM 26,422 26,494 26,633
.ARMY 1,487 1,515 1,556
.ASSOCIATES 2,791 2,835 2,883
.BOATS 4 177 159
.BOSTIK 345 385 408
.CONDOS 2,273 2,301 2,322
.CONSTRUCTION 6,729 6,576 6,573
.COUNTRY 1,000 1,007 1,012
.FOREX 202 225 236
.GIVING 4 4 4
.JOBURG 3,327 3,338 3,335
.KRD 438 376 332
.LAND 14,946 14,220 14,239
.LUXE 1 1 1
.MAISON 1,181 1,204 1,185
.MICROSOFT 26 26 26
.PORN 12,884 12,724 12,655
.PROPERTIES 11,406 11,789 11,953
.SWIFTCOVER 1 1 1
.VIDEO 20,825 21,505 24,164
.VOYAGE 3,018 2,872 2,799
.XN--D1ACJ3B 1,321 1313 1,309
.XN--MGBAB2BD 627 533 557
.YOKOHAMA 6,134 7,194 7,898
.ZONE 21,345 22,189 23,011

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

Metric 3.7 Excel File [XLSX, 316 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 October, 2017]

gTLD Quantity of "unique" second level registrations (June 2017) Percentage of "unique" second level registrations (June 2017)
.AMSTERDAM 3,045 11.3%
.ARMY 75 4.8%
.ASSOCIATES 74 2.6%
.BOATS 4 2.5%
.BOSTIK 415 96.7%
.CONDOS 21 0.9%
.CONSTRUCTION 147 2.2%
.COUNTRY 28 2.8%
.FOREX 1 0.4%
.GIVING 0 0%
.JOBURG 107 3.2%
.KRD 6 1.7%
.LAND 668 4.7%
.LUXE 0 0%
.MAISON 50 4.2%
.MICROSOFT 1 3.8%
.PORN 50 0.4%
.PROPERTIES 328 2.8%
.SWIFTCOVER 0 0%
.VIDEO 2,355 9.8%
.VOYAGE 91 3.2%
.XN--D1ACJ3B 354 27%
.XN--MGBAB2BD 171 30.8%
.YOKOHAMA 3,644 46.1%
.ZONE 598 2.6%

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

Metric 3.8 Excel File [XLSX, 339 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 October, 2017]

gTLD Number of Non-Resolving Domains June 2017 Percentage of Non-Resolving Domains June 2017
.AMSTERDAM 964 3.6%
.ARMY 54 3.5%
.ASSOCIATES 75 2.6%
.BOATS 7 4.4%
.BOSTIK 425 99.1%
.CONDOS 75 3.2%
.CONSTRUCTION 231 3.5%
.COUNTRY 21 2.1%
.FOREX 100 43.5%
.GIVING 3 75%
.JOBURG 83 2.5%
.KRD 75 21.2%
.LAND 482 3.4%
.LUXE 0 0%
.MAISON 97 8.2%
.MICROSOFT 0 0%
.PORN 1,077 8.5%
.PROPERTIES 444 3.7%
.SWIFTCOVER 0 0%
.VIDEO 1,272 5.3%
.VOYAGE 222 7.8%
.XN--D1ACJ3B 247 18.98%
.XN--MGBAB2BD 31 5.6%
.YOKOHAMA 315 4%
.ZONE 915 4%

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

Metric 4.4 Excel File [XLSX, 294 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 October, 2017]

Monthly gTLD registration count total  
Month gTLD count gTLD Growth gTLD Growth%
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, 369 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."