At dot stories, we have reviewed the geo TLDs and the corresponding volume.
Some “geo TLD” are actually being discussed, based on the information on ICANN Wiki, but as a first proxy we took the whole list of TLD associated to geo, ignoring the discussions between ICANN and applicant.
Some new Top Level Domain applicants, such as Istambul applying for .ist say it is geographic, while the ICANN is saying the opposite. In some other cases, ICANN says the new gTLD applied for is geographic when the applicant says it is not, such as .bar apparently. We have a purely statistical approach, and we therefore had to take a decision. The easiest was to consider the full list of new gTLD Geographical applications present on ICANN Wiki.
With that in mind, the total number of geo TLD applications presently delegated is exactly 50, on a total of 748 delegated strings – including dot brand – corresponding to 6.6%. The number of strings delegated is actually increasing every day as the ICANN process moves forward.
Looking at the total number of domains created on the dot geos, we have 553’176 domains, corresponding to 7.5 % of the total domains.
If we look at the most popular Top Level Domains, there are 3 dot Geos – ,nyc, .berlin and .london – in the top 20 new gTLD, representing 15%.
Criteria dot Geo share
Strings delegated 6.6 %
Domains created 7.5%
most popular TLD 15%
The domains split between the TLD is also relatively homogeneous, with 14 domains out of 50 representing 80% of registrations.
Looking at all the Top Level Domains, including also the dot brand, the bar of 80% of domains registrations is reached at the 88th domains out of 748
TLD corresponding to 80% of volume
dot geo 28% = 14/50
generics ( incl dot brands) 12% = 88/748
This seems to say :
– globally, geo TLD seem to enjoy more registrations than the others. We have not looked at criteria such as parking, progression etc..
– the split between the various geo TLD seems to show a reasonable spread.
Analysis by dot stories – www.dotstories.com – analysis of new Top Level Domains, stats and insights on dot brands, dot geos and others.
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