Presently, there are close to 330 million active domain names throughout
They are divided into approximately 2,500 domain name extensions or TLDs (Top-Level
Domains). ICANN (The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers), the nonprofit
regulatory organization, has delegated their management to different registries
throughout the world, including:
The secondary market for domain names
• 300 generic domain name extensions (.com, .net, .org,….)
• 260 country code domain name extensions (.cn, .de, .co.uk, .fr,….)
• 1,930 new domain name extensions (.club, .xyz, .global,….)
created in 2012 by ICANN and launched since 2014.
The worldwide market has been driven by new gTLDs (Generic Top-Level Domains:
which correspond to extensions such as .com, .net, etc…) wich grew by 6.8% in 2017.