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How Are ICANN's New TLDs Doing?

John Levine

ICANN has now accepted several hundred new top level domains (TLDs) and some of them are now open for general registration. I have sized up for zone file access, so I can download daily snapshots of most of the active zones, and I'm making daily counts of the number of names in each zone.

Here's the 20 largest new zones, and the hundred most popular names in the new zones, as of today. Once have more data, I'll make up some charts.

zonezdatezsize
guru2014-03-1643951
photography2014-03-1627697
tips2014-03-1614719
today2014-03-1614602
technology2014-03-1610555
directory2014-03-169964
clothing2014-03-168923
bike2014-03-168809
land2014-03-168540
gallery2014-03-168167
estate2014-03-167428
photos2014-03-166673
equipment2014-03-166226
singles2014-03-165884
sexy2014-03-165114
ventures2014-03-164875
graphics2014-03-164181
holdings2014-03-163789
lighting2014-03-163760
plumbing2014-03-163645

countname
134nic
94pdt-dns-test01
78donuts
46merck
45maktoob
45kindle
43aws
43tdameritrade
39cam4
39flickr
37tumblr
35prime
34find
34alfatraining
34capverde
33saint
33bitcoin
33wny
32ipmcoinc
32denizbank
32kobimeydan
32finansbank
32ipm
32onamae
32gmo
31amazon
31hawaii
31happy
31outfitter
31helloworld
30canna
30marijuana
30aloha
30toplevel
30california
30vipnet
30optimal
30cannabis
30m4m
3024h
30247
29ideal
29insure
29perfect
29losangeles
29creative
29korea
29luxury
29europe
29elite
28excellent
28austin
28rightside
28jesus
28real
28newyork
28awesome
28russia
28euro
28british
28trade
28seattle
28chicago
28linkedin
28melbourne
28longisland
28holland
28mackinacisland
28hemp
28canadian
28sky
27want
27theladbible
27ladbible
27irish
27mackinaw
27toronto
27australian
27miami
27billericay
27america
27dubai
27amazing
27app
27modern
27fire
27german
27ottawa
27hollywood
27england
27five
27better
27aussie
26seo
26russian
26texas
26saudi
26420
26boston
26boat
26social
26worldwide
26safe
26808
26buyoo
26thebest
26green
26fast
26montreal
26thai
26taiwan
26utah

By John Levine, Author, Consultant & Speaker
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unsure if this is a positive or Marc Lampo  –  Mar 16, 2014 3:04 PM PDT

unsure if this is a positive or negative message.

Take the label "flickr" in several top level domains (guru, photography, tips).  Each time the cachine name server returns "SERVFAIL".  In each case delegation is towards ns?.yahoo.com. but those name servers refuse queries for flickr.
--> looks like DNS just got extended with a lot of ill managed domains.

And try www.canadian.estate on a smartphone (and probably iphone/ipad as well) --> welcome on a search page result !
(try about any name in a new tld on a mobile device, for that matter ...)

Can't image why anybody would want to pay for this ...

understanding the data Thomas Barrett  –  Mar 17, 2014 6:20 AM PDT

John,

It is worth pointing out that these new TLDs are at different points in their start-up lifecycle.

for example:  the "nic" domain is an indicator of how many TLDs have been delegated into the root zone.

the "merck" domain is a good indicator of how many TLDs have completed their sunrise period, since dueling trademark owners are snapping these up for every TLD.

It would be interesting to normalize the data around common milestones.

You're right, but I don't know of John Levine  –  Mar 17, 2014 6:39 AM PDT

You're right, but I don't know of a mechanical way to find out the status of each zone.

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