When a new gTLD is added to the root server database, it is said to be “delegated”.
On Nov 5, approximately 430 domains were delegated, probably 1/2 of the total realistic number of Top Level Domains..
When you look at the number of delegation per month, the trend is actually surprisingly decreasing.
This is probably due to 3 main facts :
– Many applications were supposed to sign their contract before October 29. We could expect to see all those applications delegated in 2 months more or less
– The brands had to wait for “spec 13”
– The gTLD that were delegated so far were probably the easiest and the most straightforward. The remaining ones are more difficult..
We will probably see this curve go up again in a couple of months.