gTLDs: a snapshot of registrant activity and trademark community engagement

Top 20 new gTLDS

In terms of the number of domains registered, as at December 5 2014, 3,422,409 domains had been registered across 436 gTLDs. The top 20 are listed below.

1.

‘.xyz’ (736,450 domains/21.52% of total)

2.

‘.berlin’ (154,465/4.51%)

3.

‘.club’ (148,074/4.33%)

4.

‘.网址(93,427/2.73%)

5.

‘.realtor’ (88,052/2.57%)

6.

‘.wang’ (86,275/2.52%)

7.

‘.guru’ (77,381/2.26%)

8.

‘.nyc’ (61,933/1.81%)

9.

‘.ovh’ (55,239/1.61%)

10.

‘.london’ (51,711/1.51%)

11.

‘.link (49,672/1.45%)

12.

‘.photography’ (49,261/1.44%)

13.

‘.email’ (44,906/1.31%)

14.

‘.公司(44,456/1.30%)

15.

‘.today’ (42,702/1.25%)

16.

‘.在线(36,340/1.06%)

17.

‘.company’ (34,349/1.00%)

18.

‘.tips’ (33,064/0.97%)

19.

‘.solutions’ (30,626/0.89%)

20.

‘.网络(30,526/0.89%)

On November 26 2013 the first sunrise periods for a number of new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) officially opened, with public registration commencing on January 29 2014. Below we present a snapshot of gTLD registration activity 11 months on.

The following figures reflect the official programme status as reported on December 1 2014:

  • Total applications submitted in first round – 1,930
  • Total scripts represented across applications – 12
  • Number of applications completed/delegated – 444
  • Number of applications withdrawn – 361
  • Applications that will not proceed/not approved – 53

Trademark community engagement

On November 18 2014 the Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH) revealed that, to date:

  • 33,902 trademarks had been submitted to the TMCH;
  • 1,181 trademark registrations had expired;
  • 50.61% of marks had been submitted for multiple years;
  • 87.51% of submissions had been registered by agents;
  • 97.5% of trademark submissions had been verified;
  • registrations had come from 104 countries, with submissions covering 119 jurisdictions; and
  • 112,943 claims notification had been sent out to trademark holders.

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