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There are now over 1,000 top-level domains

Kevin Murphy, July 8, 2015, 11:29:06 (UTC), Domain Registries

The number of top-level domains on the internet has topped 1,000 for the first time.

The delegation of seven new gTLDs today — .studio, .live, .jprs, .game, .bcn, .barcelona and .airtel — took the total number of TLDs in the DNS root zone to 1,002.

The DI database breaks the count down like this:

  • 693 are new gTLDs from the 2012 application round.
  • 286 are ccTLDs.
  • 15 are gTLDs delegated by ICANN in earlier rounds.
  • Eight are the original gTLDs created in the 1980s.

The vast majority of the TLDs are in Latin script. Just 91, a mixture of ccTLDs and gTLDs, are internationalized domain names.

It’s been 623 days since the first 2012-round new gTLD was delegated, meaning the root is growing by an average of 1.1 TLDs per day.

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