How Big Are The Generic Top-Level Domain Namespaces? Statistics & Numbers, Part IV

Part 4 of our Domain Statistics & Numbers article series breaks down the size of generic top-level domain (gTLD) namespaces:

  1. How many top-level domain name extensions exist in total?
  2. How many domains are registered worldwide?
  3. What are the Top 10 global domain extensions?
  4. How big are the generic top-level domain (gTLD) namespaces?
  5. What is the ranking of my country code top-level domain (ccTLD)?

4. How big are the generic top-level domain (gTLD) namespaces?

A useful resource for these domain name statistics is the ICANN Dashboard which provides an interactive timeline on the growth of generic TLDs.

.AERO - .MOBI interactive timeline or click for larger view:

gtld registration numbers

.MUSEUM - .TRAVEL interactive timeline or click for larger view:

gtld registration statistics

Further information about the fluctuation in these graphs can be found directly on the ICANN Dashboard.

The number of registered gTLDs and their ranking is as follows:

  1. .COM: 82.01 million
  2. .NET: 12.42 million
  3. .ORG: 7.79 million
  4. .INFO: 5.24 million
  5. .BIZ: 2.03 million
  6. .MOBI: ~ 850.000
  7. .NAME: ~ 300.000
  8. .TEL: ~ 220.000
  9. .ASIA: ~ 210.000
  10. .TRAVEL: ~130.000
  11. .CAT: ~38.000
  12. .PRO: ~37.000
  13. .JOBS: ~16.000
  14. .AERO: ~6.500
  15. .COOP: ~5.800
  16. .MUSEUM: ~550

Total number of generic domain extensions (September 2009): 111.3 million

Sources: DomainesInfo Statistiques, ICANN Dashboard