The Ultimate List Of New Top-Level Domains

The long wait is finally over! In a press event held in London (starting at midday UK time), ICANN is about to reveal the final list of new top-level domain (TLD) applicants. There have been a few announcements over the last couple of weeks already but we're sure to be in for some more surprises today.

As DomainIncite reports there are 1,930 bids in total with some interesting statistics:

66 self-designated geographic applications, aiming to represent many of the world's cities and regions. That's 3.4% of the total.

Internationalized domain names — gTLDs in non-Latin scripts — account for 116 applications, or 6% of the total.

Applications that have been pushed into the the tricky "community" route stand at 84, or 4.6%.

Organizations from a total of 60 countries are participating in the round.

North American businesses account for a little under half of all applications, with 911 (47.2%) active bids. Europe is the next largest with 675 (35%), followed by Asia-Pacific with 303 (15.7%)

It's good news for applicants from Latin American and the Caribbean and from Africa. With just 24 (1.2%) and 17 (0.9%) applications respectively, they're pretty much all guaranteed a spot in the first evaluation batch.

ICANN's press conference is being streamed live here.

New Top-Level Domain List

The full list including more information can also be found on ICANN's website.

  • All TLD applications (Latin alphabet):

.AAA, .AARP, .ABARTH, .ABB, .ABBOTT, .ABBVIE, .ABC, .ABLE, .ABOGADO, .ABUDHABI, .ACADEMY, .ACCENTURE, .ACCOUNTANT, .ACCOUNTANTS, .ACER, .ACO, .ACTIVE, .ACTOR, .ADAC, .ADS, .ADULT, .AEG, .AETNA, .AFAMILYCOMPANY, .AFL, .AFRICA, .AFRICAMAGIC, .AGAKHAN, .AGENCY, .AIG, .AIGO, .AIRBUS, .AIRFORCE, .AIRTEL, .AKDN, .ALCON, .ALFAROMEO, .ALIBABA, .ALIPAY, .ALLFINANZ, .ALLFINANZBERATER, .ALLFINANZBERATUNG, .ALLSTATE, .ALLY, .ALSACE, .ALSTOM, .AMAZON, .AMERICANEXPRESS, .AMERICANFAMILY, .AMEX, .AMFAM, .AMICA, .AMP, .AMSTERDAM, .ANALYTICS, .AND, .ANDROID, .ANQUAN, .ANSONS, .ANTHEM, .ANTIVIRUS, .ANZ, .AOL, .APARTMENTS, .APP, .APPLE, .AQUARELLE, .AQUITAINE, .ARAB, .ARAMCO, .ARCHI, .ARCHITECT, .ARE, .ARMY, .ART, .ARTE, .ASDA, .ASSOCIATES, .ASTRIUM, .ATHLETA, .ATTORNEY, .AUCTION, .AUDI, .AUDIBLE, .AUDIO, .AUSPOST, .AUTHOR, .AUTO, .AUTOINSURANCE, .AUTOS, .AVERY, .AVIANCA, .AWS, .AXA, .AXIS, .AZURE, .BABY, .BAIDU, .BANAMEX, .BANANAREPUBLIC, .BAND, .BANK, .BANQUE, .BAR, .BARCELONA, .BARCLAYCARD, .BARCLAYS, .BAREFOOT, .BARGAINS, .BASEBALL, .BASKETBALL, .BAUHAUS, .BAYERN, .BBB, .BBC, .BBT, .BBVA, .BCG, .BCN, .BEATS, .BEAUTY, .BEER, .BEKNOWN, .BENTLEY, .BERLIN, .BEST, .BESTBUY, .BET, .BHARTI, .BIBLE, .BID, .BIKE, .BING, .BINGO, .BIO, .BLACK, .BLACKFRIDAY, .BLANCO, .BLOCKBUSTER, .BLOG, .BLOOMBERG, .BLOOMINGDALES, .BLUE, .BMS, .BMW, .BNL, .BNPPARIBAS, .BOATS, .BOEHRINGER, .BOFA, .BOM, .BOND, .BOO, .BOOK, .BOOKING, .BOOTS, .BOSCH, .BOSTIK, .BOSTON, .BOT, .BOUTIQUE, .BOX, .BRADESCO, .BRIDGESTONE, .BROADWAY, .BROKER, .BROTHER, .BRUSSELS, .BUDAPEST, .BUGATTI, .BUICK, .BUILD, .BUILDERS, .BUSINESS, .BUY, .BUZZ, .BWAY, .BZH, .CAB, .CADILLAC, .CAFE, .CAL, .CALL, .CALVINKLEIN, .CAM, .CAMERA, .CAMP, .CANALPLUS, .CANCERRESEARCH, .CANON, .CAPETOWN, .CAPITAL, .CAPITALONE, .CAR, .CARAVAN, .CARDS, .CARE, .CAREER, .CAREERS, .CAREMORE, .CARINSURANCE, .CARS, .CARTIER, .CASA, .CASE, .CASEIH, .CASH, .CASHBACKBONUS, .CASINO, .CATALONIA, .CATERING, .CATHOLIC, .CBA, .CBN, .CBRE, .CBS, .CEB, .CENTER, .CEO, .CERN, .CFA, .CFD, .CHANEL, .CHANGIAIRPORT, .CHANNEL, .CHARITY, .CHARTIS, .CHASE, .CHAT, .CHATR, .CHEAP, .CHESAPEAKE, .CHEVROLET, .CHEVY, .CHINTAI, .CHK, .CHLOE, .CHRISTMAS, .CHROME, .CHRYSLER, .CHURCH, .CIALIS, .CIMB, .CIPRIANI, .CIRCLE, .CISCO, .CITADEL, .CITI, .CITIC, .CITY, .CITYEATS, .CLAIMS, .CLEANING, .CLICK, .CLINIC, .CLINIQUE, .CLOTHING, .CLOUD, .CLUB, .CLUBMED, .COACH, .CODES, .COFFEE, .COLLEGE, .COLOGNE, .COMCAST, .COMMBANK, .COMMUNITY, .COMPANY, .COMPARE, .COMPUTER, .COMSEC, .CONDOS, .CONNECTORS, .CONSTRUCTION, .CONSULTING, .CONTACT, .CONTRACTORS, .COOKING, .COOKINGCHANNEL, .COOL, .CORP, .CORSICA, .COUNTRY, .COUPON, .COUPONS, .COURSES, .CPA, .CREDIT, .CREDITCARD, .CREDITUNION, .CRICKET, .CROWN, .CRS, .CRUISE, .CRUISES, .CSC, .CUISINELLA, .CYMRU, .CYOU, .DABUR, .DAD, .DANCE, .DATA, .DATE, .DATING, .DATSUN, .DAY, .DCLK, .DDS, .DEAL, .DEALER, .DEALS, .DEGREE, .DELIVERY, .DELL, .DELMONTE, .DELOITTE, .DELTA, .DEMOCRAT, .DENTAL, .DENTIST, .DESI, .DESIGN, .DEUTSCHEPOST, .DEV, .DHL, .DIAMONDS, .DIET, .DIGIKEY, .DIGITAL, .DIRECT, .DIRECTORY, .DISCOUNT, .DISCOVER, .DISH, .DIY, .DNB, .DNP, .DOCOMO, .DOCS, .DOCTOR, .DODGE, .DOG, .DOHA, .DOMAINS, .DOOSAN, .DOT, .DOTAFRICA, .DOWNLOAD, .DRIVE, .DSTV, .DTV, .DUBAI, .DUCK, .DUNLOP, .DUNS, .DUPONT, .DURBAN, .DVAG, .DVR, .DWG, .EARTH, .EAT, .ECO, .ECOM, .EDEKA, .EDUCATION, .EMAIL, .EMERCK, .EMERSON, .ENERGY, .ENGINEER, .ENGINEERING, .ENTERPRISES, .EPOST, .EPSON, .EQUIPMENT, .ERICSSON, .ERNI, .ESQ, .EST, .ESTATE, .ESURANCE, .ETISALAT, .EUROVISION, .EUS, .EVENTS, .EVERBANK, .EXCHANGE, .EXPERT, .EXPOSED, .EXPRESS, .EXTRASPACE, .FAGE, .FAIL, .FAIRWINDS, .FAITH, .FAMILY, .FAN, .FANS, .FARM, .FARMERS, .FASHION, .FAST, .FEDEX, .FEEDBACK, .FERRARI, .FERRERO, .FIAT, .FIDELITY, .FIDO, .FILM, .FINAL, .FINANCE, .FINANCIAL, .FINANCIALAID, .FINISH, .FIRE, .FIRESTONE, .FIRMDALE, .FISH, .FISHING, .FIT, .FITNESS, .FLICKR, .FLIGHTS, .FLIR, .FLORIST, .FLOWERS, .FLS, .FLSMIDTH, .FLY, .FOO, .FOOD, .FOODNETWORK, .FOOTBALL, .FORD, .FOREX, .FORSALE, .FORUM, .FOUNDATION, .FOX, .FREE, .FRESENIUS, .FRL, .FROGANS, .FRONTDOOR, .FRONTIER, .FTR, .FUJITSU, .FUJIXEROX, .FUN, .FUND, .FURNITURE, .FUTBOL, .FYI, .GAL, .GALLERY, .GALLO, .GALLUP, .GAME, .GAMES, .GAP, .GARDEN, .GARNIER, .GAY, .GBIZ, .GCC, .GDN, .GEA, .GECOMPANY, .GED, .GENT, .GENTING, .GEORGE, .GGEE, .GIFT, .GIFTS, .GIVES, .GIVING, .GLADE, .GLASS, .GLE, .GLEAN, .GLOBAL, .GLOBALX, .GLOBO, .GMAIL, .GMBH, .GMC, .GMO, .GMX, .GODADDY, .GOLD, .GOLDPOINT, .GOLF, .GOO, .GOODHANDS, .GOODYEAR, .GOOG, .GOOGLE, .GOP, .GOT, .GOTV, .GRAINGER, .GRAPHICS, .GRATIS, .GREE, .GREEN, .GRIPE, .GROCERY, .GROUP, .GUARDIAN, .GUARDIANLIFE, .GUARDIANMEDIA, .GUCCI, .GUGE, .GUIDE, .GUITARS, .GURU, .HAIR, .HALAL, .HAMBURG, .HANGOUT, .HAUS, .HBO, .HDFC, .HDFCBANK, .HEALTH, .HEALTHCARE, .HEART, .HEINZ, .HELP, .HELSINKI, .HERE, .HERMES, .HGTV, .HILTON, .HIPHOP, .HISAMITSU, .HITACHI, .HIV, .HKT, .HOCKEY, .HOLDINGS, .HOLIDAY, .HOME, .HOMEDEPOT, .HOMEGOODS, .HOMES, .HOMESENSE, .HONDA, .HONEYWELL, .HORSE, .HOSPITAL, .HOST, .HOSTING, .HOT, .HOTEIS, .HOTEL, .HOTELES, .HOTELS, .HOTMAIL, .HOUSE, .HOW, .HSBC, .HTC, .HUGHES, .HYATT, .HYUNDAI, .IBM, .ICBC, .ICE, .ICU, .IDN, .IEEE, .IFM, .IINET, .IKANO, .IMAMAT, .IMDB, .IMMO, .IMMOBILIEN, .INC, .INDIANS, .INDUSTRIES, .INFINITI, .INFOSYS, .INFY, .ING, .INK, .INSTITUTE, .INSURANCE, .INSURE, .INTEL, .INTERNATIONAL, .INTUIT, .INVESTMENTS, .IPIRANGA, .IRA, .IRISH, .ISELECT, .ISLAM, .ISMAILI, .IST, .ISTANBUL, .ITAU, .ITV, .IVECO, .IWC, .JAGUAR, .JAVA, .JCB, .JCP, .JEEP, .JETZT, .JEWELRY, .JIO, .JLC, .JLL, .JMP, .JNJ, .JOBURG, .JOT, .JOY, .JPMORGAN, .JPMORGANCHASE, .JPRS, .JUEGOS, .JUEGOS, .JUNIPER, .JUSTFORU, .KAUFEN, .KDDI, .KERASTASE, .KERRYHOTELS, .KERRYLOGISITICS, .KERRYPROPERTIES, .KETCHUP, .KFH, .KIA, .KID, .KIDS, .KIEHLS, .KIM, .KINDER, .KINDLE, .KITCHEN, .KIWI, .KOELN, .KOMATSU, .KONAMI, .KONE, .KOSHER, .KPMG, .KPN, .KRD, .KRED, .KSB, .KUOKGROUP, .KYKNET, .KYOTO, .LACAIXA, .LADBROKES, .LAMBORGHINI, .LAMER, .LANCASTER, .LANCIA, .LANCOME, .LAND, .LANDROVER, .LANXESS, .LASALLE, .LAT, .LATINO, .LATROBE, .LAW, .LAWYER, .LDS, .LEASE, .LECLERC, .LEFRAK, .LEGAL, .LEGO, .LEXUS, .LGBT, .LIAISON, .LIDL, .LIFE, .LIFEINSURANCE, .LIFESTYLE, .LIGHTING, .LIKE, .LILLY, .LIMITED, .LIMO, .LINCOLN, .LINDE, .LINK, .LIPSY, .LIVE, .LIVESTRONG, .LIVING, .LIXIL, .LLC, .LLP, .LOAN, .LOANS, .LOCKER, .LOCUS, .LOFT, .LOL, .LONDON, .LOREAL, .LOTTE, .LOTTO, .LOVE, .LOVE, .LPL, .LPLFINANCIAL, .LTD, .LTDA, .LUNDBECK, .LUPIN, .LUXE, .LUXURY, .MACYS, .MADRID, .MAIF, .MAIL, .MAISON, .MAKEUP, .MAN, .MANAGEMENT, .MANGO, .MAP, .MARKET, .MARKETING, .MARKETS, .MARRIOTT, .MARSHALLS, .MASERATI, .MATRIX, .MATTEL, .MAYBELLINE, .MBA, .MCD, .MCDONALDS, .MCKINSEY, .MED, .MEDIA, .MEDICAL, .MEET, .MELBOURNE, .MEME, .MEMORIAL, .MEN, .MENU, .MEO, .MERCK, .MERCKMSD, .METLIFE, .MIAMI, .MICROSOFT, .MIH, .MII, .MINI, .MINT, .MIT, .MITEK, .MITSUBISHI, .MLB, .MLS, .MMA, .MNET, .MOBILE, .MOBILY, .MODA, .MOE, .MOI, .MOM, .MONASH, .MONEY, .MONSTER, .MONTBLANC, .MOPAR, .MORMON, .MORTGAGE, .MOSCOW, .MOTO, .MOTORCYCLES, .MOV, .MOVIE, .MOVISTAR, .MOZAIC, .MRMUSCLE, .MRPORTER, .MSD, .MTN, .MTPC, .MTR, .MULTICHOICE, .MUSIC, .MUTUAL, .MUTUALFUNDS, .MUTUELLE, .MZANSIMAGIC, .NAB, .NADEX, .NAGOYA, .NASPERS, .NATIONWIDE, .NATURA, .NAVY, .NBA, .NEC, .NETAPORTER, .NETBANK, .NETFLIX, .NETWORK, .NEUSTAR, .NEW, .NEWHOLLAND, .NEWS, .NEXT, .NEXTDIRECT, .NEXUS, .NFL, .NGO, .NHK, .NICO, .NIKE, .NIKON, .NINJA, .NISSAN, .NISSAY, .NOKIA, .NORTHLANDINSURANCE, .NORTHWESTERNMUTUAL, .NORTON, .NOW, .NOWRUZ, .NOWTV, .NRA, .NRW, .NTT, .NYC, .OBI, .OBSERVER, .OFF, .OFFICE, .OKINAWA, .OLAYAN, .OLAYANGROUP, .OLDNAVY, .OLLO, .OLYMPUS, .OMEGA, .ONE, .ONG, .ONL, .ONLINE, .ONYOURSIDE, .OOO, .OPEN, .ORACLE, .ORANGE, .ORGANIC, .ORIENTEXPRESS, .ORIGINS, .OSAKA, .OTSUKA, .OTT, .OVERHEIDNL, .OVH, .PAGE, .PAMPEREDCHEF, .PANASONIC, .PANERAI, .PARIS, .PARS, .PARTNERS, .PARTS, .PARTY, .PASSAGENS, .PATAGONIA, .PATCH, .PAY, .PAYU, .PCCW, .PERSIANGULF, .PET, .PETS, .PFIZER, .PHARMACY, .PHD, .PHILIPS, .PHONE, .PHOTO, .PHOTOGRAPHY, .PHOTOS, .PHYSIO, .PIAGET, .PICS, .PICTET, .PICTURES, .PID, .PIN, .PING, .PINK, .PIONEER, .PIPERLIME, .PITNEY, .PIZZA, .PLACE, .PLAY, .PLAYSTATION, .PLUMBING, .PLUS, .PNC, .POHL, .POKER, .POLITIE, .POLO, .PORN, .PRAMERICA, .PRAXI, .PRESS, .PRIME, .PROD, .PRODUCTIONS, .PROF, .PROGRESSIVE, .PROMO, .PROPERTIES, .PROPERTY, .PROTECTION, .PRU, .PRUDENTIAL, .PUB, .PWC, .QPON, .QTEL, .QUEBEC, .QUEST, .QVC, .RACING, .RADIO, .RAID, .RAM, .READ, .REALESTATE, .REALTOR, .REALTY, .RECIPES, .RED, .REDKEN, .REDSTONE, .REDUMBRELLA, .REHAB, .REISE, .REISEN, .REIT, .RELIANCE, .REN, .RENT, .RENTALS, .REPAIR, .REPORT, .REPUBLICAN, .REST, .RESTAURANT, .RETIREMENT, .REVIEW, .REVIEWS, .REXROTH, .RICH, .RICHARDLI, .RICOH, .RIGHTATHOME, .RIL, .RIO, .RIP, .RMIT, .ROCHER, .ROCKS, .ROCKWOOL, .RODEO, .ROGERS, .ROMA, .ROOM, .RSVP, .RUGBY, .RUHR, .RUN, .RWE, .RYUKYU, .SAARLAND, .SAFE, .SAFETY, .SAFEWAY, .SAKURA, .SALE, .SALON, .SAMSCLUB, .SAMSUNG, .SANDVIK, .SANDVIKCOROMANT, .SANOFI, .SAP, .SAPO, .SAPPHIRE, .SARL, .SAS, .SAVE, .SAXO, .SBI, .SBS, .SCA, .SCB, .SCHAEFFLER, .SCHMIDT, .SCHOLARSHIPS, .SCHOOL, .SCHULE, .SCHWARZ, .SCHWARZGROUP, .SCIENCE, .SCJOHNSON, .SCOR, .SCOT, .SEARCH, .SEAT, .SECURE, .SECURITY, .SEEK, .SELECT, .SENER, .SERVICES, .SES, .SEVEN, .SEW, .SEXY, .SFR, .SHANGRILA, .SHARP, .SHAW, .SHELL, .SHIA, .SHIKSHA, .SHOES, .SHOP, .SHOPPING, .SHOPYOURWAY, .SHOUJI, .SHOW, .SHOWTIME, .SHRIRAM, .SILK, .SINA, .SINGLES, .SITE, .SKI, .SKIN, .SKOLKOVO, .SKY, .SKYDRIVE, .SKYPE, .SLING, .SMART, .SMILE, .SNCF, .SOCCER, .SOCIAL, .SOFTBANK, .SOFTWARE, .SOHU, .SOLAR, .SOLUTIONS, .SONG, .SONY, .SOY, .SPA, .SPACE, .SPIEGEL, .SPORT, .SPORTS, .SPOT, .SPREADBETTING, .SRL, .SRT, .STADA, .STAPLES, .STAR, .STARHUB, .STATEBANK, .STATEFARM, .STATOIL, .STC, .STCGROUP, .STOCKHOLM, .STORAGE, .STORE, .STREAM, .STROKE, .STUDIO, .STUDY, .SUCKS, .SUPERSPORT, .SUPPLIES, .SUPPLY, .SUPPORT, .SURF, .SURGERY, .SUZUKI, .SVR, .SWATCH, .SWIFTCOVER, .SWISS, .SYDNEY, .SYMANTEC, .SYSTEMS, .TAB, .TAIPEI, .TALK, .TAOBAO, .TARGET, .TATA, .TATAMOTORS, .TATAR, .TATTOO, .TAX, .TAXI, .TCI, .TDK, .TEAM, .TECH, .TECHNOLOGY, .TELECITY, .TELEFONICA, .TEMASEK, .TENNIS, .TERRA, .TEVA, .THAI, .THD, .THEATER, .THEGUARDIAN, .THEHARTFORD, .TIAA, .TICKETS, .TIENDA, .TIFFANY, .TIPS, .TIRES, .TIROL, .TJMAXX, .TJX, .TKMAXX, .TMALL, .TODAY, .TOKYO, .TOOLS, .TOP, .TORAY, .TOSHIBA, .TOTAL, .TOUR, .TOURS, .TOWN, .TOYOTA, .TOYS, .TRADE, .TRADERSHOTELS, .TRADING, .TRAINING, .TRANSFORMERS, .TRANSLATIONS, .TRANSUNION, .TRAVELCHANNEL, .TRAVELERS, .TRAVELERSINSURANCE, .TRAVELGUARD, .TRUST, .TRV, .TUBE, .TUBE, .TUBE, .TUI, .TUNES, .TUSHU, .TVS, .UBANK, .UBS, .UCONNECT, .ULTRABOOK, .UMMAH, .UNICOM, .UNICORN, .UNIVERSITY, .UNO, .UOL, .UPS, .VACATIONS, .VANA, .VANGUARD, .VANISH, .VEGAS, .VENTURES, .VERISIGN, .VERMÖGENSBERATER, .VERMÖGENSBERATUNG, .VERSICHERUNG, .VET, .VIAJES, .VIDEO, .VIG, .VIKING, .VILLAS, .VIN, .VIP, .VIRGIN, .VISA, .VISION, .VISTA, .VISTAPRINT, .VIVA, .VIVO, .VLAANDEREN, .VODKA, .VOLKSWAGEN, .VOLVO, .VONS, .VOTE, .VOTING, .VOTO, .VOYAGE, .VUELOS, .WALES, .WALMART, .WALTER, .WANG, .WANGGOU, .WARMAN, .WATCH, .WATCHES, .WEATHER, .WEATHERCHANNEL, .WEB, .WEBCAM, .WEBER, .WEBJET, .WEBS, .WEBSITE, .WED, .WEDDING, .WEIBO, .WEIR, .WHOSWHO, .WIEN, .WIKI, .WILLIAMHILL, .WILMAR, .WIN, .WINDOWS, .WINE, .WINNERS, .WME, .WOLTERSKLUWER, .WOODSIDE, .WORK, .WORKS, .WOW, .WTC, .WTF, .XBOX, .XEROX, .XFINITY, .XIHUAN, .XIN, .XPERIA, .XYZ, .YACHTS, .YAHOO, .YAMAXUN, .YANDEX, .YELLOWPAGES, .YODOBASHI, .YOGA, .YOKOHAMA, .YOU, .YOUTUBE, .YUN, .ZAPPOS, .ZARA, .ZERO, .ZIP, .ZIPPO, .ZONE, .ZUERICH, .ZULU

  • Internationalized Domain Extensions (non-Latin alphabets):

.дети, .католик, .ком, .москва, .онлайн, .орг, .рус, .сайт, .קוֹם, .ابوظبي, .اتصالات, .ارامكو, .العليان, .بازار, .بيتك, .شبكة, .عرب, .كاثوليك, .كوم, .كيوتل, .موبايلي, .موزايك, .موقع, .همراه, .कॉम, .नेट, .संगठन, .คอม, .みんな, .アマゾン, .クラウド, .グーグル, .コム, .ストア, .セール, .ファッション, .ポイント, .一号店, .世界, .中信, .中文网, .亚马逊, .企业, .佛山, .信息, .信息, .健康, .八卦, .公司, .公益, .商城, .商店, .商标, .嘉里, .嘉里大酒店, .在线, .大众汽车, .大拿, .天主教, .娱乐, .娱乐, .家電, .工行, .广东, .广东, .广州, .微博, .微博, .慈善, .我爱你, .手机, .手表, .招聘, .政务, .政府, .新闻, .时尚, .普利司通, .書籍, .机构, .机构体制, .欧莱雅, .淡马锡, .深圳, .游戏, .点看, .珠宝, .盛貿飯店, .盛贸饭店, .移动, .网址, .网址, .网店, .网店, .网站, .网站, .网络, .联通, .诺基亚, .谷歌, .购物, .通用电气公司, .通販, .集团, .電訊盈科, .飞利浦, .食品, .餐厅, .香格里拉, .香港電訊, .點看, .닷넷, .닷컴, .삼성

What you need to know about nTLDs

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