1,409 unique top level domain applications submitted to ICANN.
It’s “reveal day”, with ICANN set to reveal the applications for new top level domains at a press conference starting at 8 am EDT today.
This morning ICANN released overall numbers related to the program.
First, the headline number. We’ll see up to 1,409 new top level domains hit the web from this round. There were 1,930 total applications. 751 of those applications cover 230 contested domain names. That puts you at 1,409.
I should note that I believe it was John Berryhill who predicted in back in February 2010 that there would be 1,500 gTLDs.
Applications came from 60 countries. Latin America and the Caribbean applicants submitted 24 and 17 came from Africa. That means all of these will get into the first batch, so there’s no need for these applicants to work hard on digital archery. North America competition will be fierce with 911 applications. 675 came from Europe and 303 from Asia-Pacific.
1846 of the 1930 applications were designated as “community-based”. 66 applications are for geographic names. There were 116 applications for Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs).
Stay tuned to Domain Name Wire throughout the day for complete reveal day coverage.