The metrics included in this category represent registrars that offer registrations in IDNs, as well as the total number of registrars.
2.5 Registrar Websites offering Internationalized Domain Name (IDN) Scripts at the Second Level [Updated Bi-Annually]
The number of registrars allowing Internet users to register IDN scripts at the second level through their websites.
|Total Offering IDNs at the second level||252||261|
|Percentage of Registrars Offering IDNs at the second level||14.8%||12.2%|
Source: List of Registrars offering IDN registrations*
CCT Review Category: Consumer Choice
*Note: All registries do not publish a list of registrars offering IDN registrations. Numbers based on the list published by Verisign are included here for reference. Note: this list does not specify when Verisign updates it.
3.5 Quantity of Registrars
The number of ICANN-accredited registrars before and after the first delegation of the New gTLD Program, along with an indication of regions where registrars are based. [Updated Twice Annually in April and October]
|April 2011||October 2011||April 2012||October 2011||April 2013|
|Total Accredited Registrars||968||995||1015||1025||970|
|October 2013||April 2014||October 2014||April 2015||October 2015||April 2016|
|Total Accredited Registrars||992||1011||1160||1540||2125||2129|
|Regional Breakdown of Registrars|
Source: Internal ICANN Reports and ICANN list of Registrars (the number of Registrars may change on a daily basis as registrars are terminated or added. The numbers here are reported as of 31 October each year.)
CCT Review Category: Competition