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New gTLD zones top five million names

Kevin Murphy, April 22, 2015, 22:30:19 (UTC), Domain Registries

There are now more than five million new gTLD domain names live in the DNS.

That’s according to zone files collated by ICANN, which I’m told show 5,002,252 names across the 597 new gTLD registries providing data.

That works out to a mean of 8,378 domains per TLD, a median of 1,254.

The largest zone file is .xyz, with 877,450 names. There’s at least 100 new gTLDs with only one domain in their zones.

Due to the way ICANN’s Centralized Zone Data Service works (or doesn’t work) with access rights expiring on a pretty much daily basis, it’s virtually impossible for a third party such as DI to count up zone file numbers across every new gTLD with 100% daily accuracy.

Today, DI PRO reports a count of 4,999,024 names.

The total number of zone file domains in this post was provided by ICANN, which does not have the same CZDS restrictions as the rest of us.

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Comments (3)

  1. BT says:

    I wonder how many of those would have been .com’s

    • Dan Rodgers says:

      Would certainly be interesting to see some stats on how many nTLDs had the .COM equivalent available at the time of registration & how many nTLD buyers later purchased the .COM version as well.

  2. Ruben says:

    My guess is that .club will surpass .xyz very soon!

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