ICANN releases first insights into the new Top-Level Domain reveal day

13th June 2012

Melbourne, Australia – 13th June 2012 – ICANN today released a statement to provide a high-level overview of the applications it has received as part of the new Top-Level Domain program.

In the statement, ICANN confirms it has received a total of 1930 applications:

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) received a total of 1930 applications, after refunds, for new generic top-level domains.

  • 1846 of those are "standard" applications.
  • 84 are designated as "community-based".
Of the 1930, 66 have designated themselves as geographic name applications.

116 applications are Internationalized Domain Names, or IDNs, using non-Latin scripts.

Three applicants seek support through ICANN's Applicant Support Program.

Applications were received from 60 countries. Using ICANN's definitions of the world's regions, which can be viewed on our website:

  • 911 applications came from North America.
  • 675 from Europe.
  • 303 applications are from the Asia-Pacific region.
  • 24 are from Latin America and the Caribbean.
  • 17 from Africa.
Some domain names have been applied for by more than one applicant. There are 230 domain names for which at least two applications were submitted, involving a total of 751 applications.

Adrian Kinderis, CEO of ARI Registry Services, will be providing expert analysis, insights and commentary during and following the publication of the list.

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