Wednesday, June 13, 2012

New gTLDs: first results!

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) received a total of 1930 pplications, after refunds, for new generic top-level domains.
  • 1846 of those are “standard” applications.
  • 84 are designated as “community-based”.
Of the 1930,
  • 66 have designated themselves as geographic name applications.
  • 116 applications are Internationalized Domain Names, or IDNs, using non-Latin scripts.
  • 3 applicants seek support through ICANN’s Applicant Support Program.
Applications were received from 60 countries.

Using ICANN’s definitions of the world’s regions, which can be viewed on our website:
  • 911 applications came from North America.
  • 675 from Europe.
  • 303 applications are from the Asia-Pacific region.
  • 24 are from Latin America and the Caribbean.
  • 17 from Africa.
Some domain names have been applied for by more than one applicant.
There are 230 domain names for which at least two applications were submitted, involving a total of 751 applications.

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