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gTLDs – Figures & Trends

In cooperation with TLDwatch.com eco Names & Numbers Forum provides up-to-date market insights to the generic Top-Level-Domains (gTLDs). This dashboard page is a compilation of charts that provide a visual representation of domain activity across all generic top level domains (gTLDs). A distinction of the charts is a split of gTLDs delegated prior to 2012 and those that are considered the New gTLDs or gTLDs delegated after 2012.

The data behind the charts are pulled from publicly available sources either the Registries that operate a gTLD or from ICANN. Specifically, zonefile data of a gTLD is used to quantify total registrations and other activity. Thus the data is only as good as the zonefile data published by a registry.

 

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Total Names Registered

These two rolling 30 day charts compare of the total number of 2nd level domains registered between gTLD delegated before or after 2012. Should you notice a dramatic decline in this total amount for a given day, especially for gTLDs delegated after 2012, it is likely a zonefile was not acquired and subsequently processed.

Add/Drop Activity

The following two rolling 30 day charts display the total number of 2nd level domains that were added (green) or dropped (red) from the gTLD zones. In some cases a drop does not necessarily mean that a 2nd level name was unregistered, because users can elect to remove nameserver designations for their name thus causing the name to no longer resolve. In such cases, the name is dropped from the zone.

Top gTLD Registration Counts

These two pie charts show the total registration counts for the top gTLDs. The left chart shows the 17 gTLDs delegated before 2012, while the right chart shows the top 10 by 2nd level total counts for gTLDs delegated after 2012.

gTLD Category Assignment

The left chart shows the IANA category assignment for the 17 gTLDs delegated prior to 2012. Because IANA labels gTLDs delegated after 2012 as “generic” an additional category was defined for gTLDs to distinguish it as a Brand, Geographic, or Generic string. The right chart is a total count for gTLDs delegated after 2012.

international gTLD Day 0 Performance

These two graphs show the performance of a gTLD delegated after 2012 from day 0. Day 0 is defined as the day the first zonefile was acquired from the gTLD Registry Operator with the horizontal axis representing the number of day to date. At the point where 2nd level counts start to rise, that depicts the first day of General Availability. The left graph shows the top 5 Generic gTLD by registration counts, while the right graph shows the top 5 Geographic gTLDs. Gaps in the lines on the chart mean that a zone was not processed for that day.

national gTLD Day 0 Performance

These two graphs show the performance of a gTLD delegated after 2012 from day 0. Day 0 is defined as the day the first zonefile was acquired from the gTLD Registry Operator with the horizontal axis representing the number of day to date. At the point where 2nd level counts start to rise, that depicts the first day of General Availability. The left graph shows the top 5 Generic gTLD from Germany by registration counts, while the right graph shows the top 5 Geographic gTLDs from Germany. Gaps in the lines on the chart mean that a zone was not processed for that day.

gTLD Launch Activity

The following pie chart and table depict information related to launch activity of gTLDs delegated after 2012. The pie chart shows the total gTLDs to date that are currently in Sunrise or General Availability, with the third category meaning that a gTLD has been delegated but has not published its launch information. The table shows the gTLDs that will enter General Availability in the near future.