2014 and new gTLD – a few facts

2014 and new gTLD – a few facts

2014 was really the first year of life for the new gTLD. a few strings were delegated in 2013, but the first sunrises had just started.
End of 2014, the status is as follows :

Strings and applications
472 strings delegated
          47 with spec 13 “.brands”
          38 IDNs
450 applications withdrawn
1008 applications  proceeding
722 contracts signed
         131 with spec 13 “.brands”
Domains
Total number of domains : 3’661’540
Largest domains :  
.xyz
758’576 
20.72%
.club
159’497
4.36 %
.berlin
155’199
4.24 %
Largest group:
Donuts
1’155’838
31.57%
Dot XYZ
    758’574
20.72%
Dot club 
    159’497
4.36%
Largest registrars :
Godaddy
562’525
15.36%
Network solutions 
417’139
11.39%
eNom
228’794
6.25%
Largest countries:
USA
1’179’138
32.20 %
China
601’941
16.44 %
Germany
426’141
11.64 %
Most frequent usage :
Parking
2’361’232
64.49 %
http error:
424’085
11.58 %
Redirect:
324’225
8.85 %

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