The Internet Corporation for Assigned Numbers and Names continues to be sluggish in delegating new gTLDs this month, delegating no new gTLDs since our last post. But ICANN has made a dent this year in the 1,930 gTLD applications submitted, delegating 432 new gTLDs to date. Of those 1,930 applications, 1,157 are proceeding through the new gTLD program and 341 have been withdrawn.

Are new gTLDs selling?

More than 3 million second-level domains have been purchased in new TLDs, but of those 3 million, nearly two-thirds are parked domains, i.e., registered internet domain names which are not associated with any services. A total of 62,666 new second-level domain registrations were purchased within the last week, at an average of nearly 9,000 a day.

Top 10 gTLDs in terms of registrations:

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New gTLDs aren’t limited to standard characters; they also encompass internationalized domain names (IDNs). An IDN is an Internet domain name that contains at least one label that is displayed in software applications, in whole or in part, in a language-specific script or alphabet such as Arabic, Chinese, Cyrillic, Tamil or the Latin alphabet-based characters with diacritics. ICANN has delegated 35 IDNs since last October.

Top 10 IDNs in terms of registrations:

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Looking to dethrone top gTLDs

The following gTLDs are scheduled to begin the sunrise period.

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The following gTLDs are in the sunrise period.

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