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New gTLD Registrations Pass 12 Million, .XYZ and Donuts Pass 2 Million

The total number of domain names registered across all of the new gTLDs continues to grow strongly with the 12 millionth registration happening around 4 February according to And the .xyz gTLD accounts for around one in six, or 2.099 million, of these.There are now 903 of the new generic Top Level Domains that have been delegated by ICANN with 263 registrars having taken registrations for at least one of the new gTLDs. And there are now 12.229 million domains registered across all these new gTLDs.Of the new gTLDs, there is one other with registrations having passed the one million milestone – .top. This gTLD has been extraordinarily successful among Chinese registrants with five of the top six registrars taking registrations accounting for more than three-quarters (78.17%) of the registered domains based in China.There are around 420 new gTLDs that have entered General Availability and dozens more that are owned by brands that will not open their gTLDs to public registrations. There are 18 new gTLDs with more than 100,000 registrations, 34 with more than 50,000 and 142 with more than 10,000.And Donuts Inc. announced it has processed its two millionth first-time new domain name registration. The name — — was registered last week. Donuts is the third largest registry for new gTLDs going by total domain registrations with 1.594 million domains registered across its 191 new gTLDs. It operates the largest number of new gTLDs by far.”This is a strong indicator of the growth of new Internet identities,” said Donuts CEO and co-founder Paul Stahura. “Since we launched our first domain names just over two years ago, we’ve seen steady growth across the board not only in our ‘not-com’ extensions, but in all new domains. We’re now approaching 12 million total registrations in new gTLDs, which means more and more businesses, individuals and organizations are adopting these relevant and specific domain names.”Donuts recently launched .WINE and .VIN into general availability, following one of its most successful Sunrise periods ever — already the two highly utilized names combined have more than 8,000 total registrations.The new gTLD program, still in its infancy, is undergoing rapid growth as the public discovers these meaningful new domain names and their allure beyond the mundane .COM and other legacy gTLDs. Further pent-up demand will be addressed in 2016 as “contention sets” — gTLDs for which more than one registry applied — will be resolved. Including names like .MUSIC, .INC, and .WEB, these sets represent some of what will be the most widely-used gTLDs.”We’re seeing that the semantic meaning and specificity of new gTLDs illustrate something to businesses and end-users,” Stahura said. “Not-com options are proving their worth against legacy gTLDs, and we expect that trend to continue, even as we’re in the infancy of the new gTLD program.”