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The Coming gTLD Explosion!

5 MINUTE READ | April 1, 2014

The Coming gTLD Explosion!

Have you ever stopped to think about all the generic Top Level Domains (gTLDs) that you have seen over the years? Let’s see. You obviously know .com, .net and .org. And you’ve probably seen some .info and .biz websites at some point during your Internet journey. Did you know that from 1985-2012, there were 22 TLDs released? Here they are (in order of appearance):

  1. .com

  2. .net

  3. .org

  4. .edu

  5. .gov

  6. .int

  7. .mil

  8. .museum

  9. .info

  10. .coop

  11. .biz

  12. .name

  13. .aero

  14. .pro

  15. .travel

  16. .tel

  17. .jobs

  18. .cat

  19. .mobi

  20. .asia

  21. .xxx

  22. .post

You’ve probably also seen a lot of country code TLDs (aka _ccTLD_s), such as .us, .co.uk, .ca, .es, .de, .fr, etc… Today, I’m not going to be talking about ccTLDs. I’m going to be talking about the wave of new gTLDs that are coming in the next 2-3 years.

"600 new gTLDs? Wut?" - Jackie Chan, domainer

“600 new gTLDs? Wut?” – Jackie Chan, domainer

It’s very difficult to find a complete list of the new gTLDs. No one seems to have a comprehensive list. Name.com has 450 new gTLDs currently listed, while 101Domain.com has 554. EuropeanDomainCentre.com has a really cool infographic with estimated release dates for the new gTLDs. Their data shows 617 new gTLDs going live from 2013-2015. While I am a little unclear as to the exact number of new gTLDs going live, it looks like there are well over 600.

Using data from those 3 sites, I created a list of 612 new gTLDs (sorted alphabetically):

  1. .abogado

  2. .abudhabi

  3. .academy

  4. .accountant

  5. .accountants

  6. .active

  7. .actor

  8. .ads

  9. .adult

  10. .africa

  11. .agency

  12. .airforce

  13. .alsace

  14. .amsterdam

  15. .analytics

  16. .apartments

  17. .app

  18. .aquitaine

  19. .arab

  20. .archi

  21. .architect

  22. .army

  23. .art

  24. .associates

  25. .attorney

  26. .auction

  27. .audible

  28. .audio

  29. .auto

  30. .autos

  31. .baby

  32. .band

  33. .bank

  34. .banque

  35. .bar

  36. .barcelona

  37. .bargains

  38. .baseball

  39. .basketball

  40. .bayern

  41. .bbb

  42. .beauty

  43. .beer

  44. .berlin

  45. .best

  46. .bet

  47. .bible

  48. .bid

  49. .bike

  50. .bingo

  51. .bio

  52. .black

  53. .blackfriday

  54. .blog

  55. .blue

  56. .boats

  57. .bom

  58. .bond

  59. .boo

  60. .book

  61. .booking

  62. .boston

  63. .boutique

  64. .box

  65. .broadway

  66. .broker

  67. .brussels

  68. .budapest

  69. .build

  70. .builders

  71. .business

  72. .buy

  73. .buzz

  74. .bway

  75. .bzh

  76. .cab

  77. .cafe

  78. .call

  79. .cam

  80. .camera

  81. .camp

  82. .capetown

  83. .capital

  84. .car

  85. .cards

  86. .care

  87. .career

  88. .careers

  89. .cars

  90. .casa

  91. .cash

  92. .casino

  93. .catalonia

  94. .catering

  95. .catholic

  96. .center

  97. .ceo

  98. .cfd

  99. .charity

  100. .chat

  101. .cheap

  102. .christmas

  103. .church

  104. .city

  105. .cityeats

  106. .claims

  107. .cleaning

  108. .click

  109. .clinic

  110. .clothing

  111. .cloud

  112. .club

  113. .coach

  114. .codes

  115. .coffee

  116. .college

  117. .cologne

  118. .community

  119. .company

  120. .computer

  121. .comsec

  122. .condos

  123. .connectors

  124. .construction

  125. .consulting

  126. .contact

  127. .contractors

  128. .cooking

  129. .cool

  130. .corp

  131. .corsica

  132. .country

  133. .coupon

  134. .coupons

  135. .courses

  136. .cpa

  137. .credit

  138. .creditcard

  139. .creditunion

  140. .cricket

  141. .crown

  142. .cruises

  143. .cymru

  144. .cyou

  145. .dabur

  146. .dad

  147. .dance

  148. .data

  149. .date

  150. .dating

  151. .day

  152. .dds

  153. .deal

  154. .deals

  155. .degree

  156. .delivery

  157. .democrat

  158. .dental

  159. .dentist

  160. .desi

  161. .design

  162. .dev

  163. .diamonds

  164. .diet

  165. .digital

  166. .direct

  167. .directory

  168. .discount

  169. .diy

  170. .docs

  171. .doctor

  172. .dog

  173. .domains

  174. .dot

  175. .download

  176. .dubai

  177. .durban

  178. .earth

  179. .eat

  180. .eco

  181. .ecom

  182. .education

  183. .email

  184. .energy

  185. .engineer

  186. .engineering

  187. .enterprises

  188. .epost

  189. .equipment

  190. .esq

  191. .estate

  192. .esurance

  193. .eus

  194. .events

  195. .exchange

  196. .expert

  197. .exposed

  198. .express

  199. .fail

  200. .faith

  201. .family

  202. .fan

  203. .fans

  204. .farm

  205. .fashion

  206. .feedback

  207. .film

  208. .final

  209. .finance

  210. .financial

  211. .financialaid

  212. .fish

  213. .fishing

  214. .fit

  215. .fitness

  216. .flights

  217. .florist

  218. .flowers

  219. .fly

  220. .foo

  221. .food

  222. .football

  223. .forsale

  224. .forum

  225. .foundation

  226. .free

  227. .frl

  228. .fun

  229. .fund

  230. .furniture

  231. .futbol

  232. .fyi

  233. .gal

  234. .gallery

  235. .game

  236. .games

  237. .garden

  238. .gay

  239. .gcc

  240. .gdn

  241. .ged

  242. .gent

  243. .gift

  244. .gifts

  245. .gives

  246. .glass

  247. .global

  248. .gmbh

  249. .gold

  250. .golf

  251. .goo

  252. .gop

  253. .graphics

  254. .gratis

  255. .green

  256. .gripe

  257. .group

  258. .guide

  259. .guitars

  260. .guru

  261. .hair

  262. .halal

  263. .hamburg

  264. .haus

  265. .health

  266. .healthcare

  267. .heart

  268. .help

  269. .helsinki

  270. .here

  271. .hiphop

  272. .hiv

  273. .hockey

  274. .holdings

  275. .holiday

  276. .home

  277. .homes

  278. .horse

  279. .hospital

  280. .host

  281. .hosting

  282. .hot

  283. .hotel

  284. .hotels

  285. .house

  286. .how

  287. .htc

  288. .icu

  289. .idn

  290. .immo

  291. .immobilien

  292. .inc

  293. .indians

  294. .industries

  295. .ing

  296. .ink

  297. .institute

  298. .insurance

  299. .insure

  300. .international

  301. .investments

  302. .ira

  303. .irish

  304. .islam

  305. .ist

  306. .istanbul

  307. .italy

  308. .jetzt

  309. .jewelry

  310. .joburg

  311. .juegos

  312. .kaufen

  313. .kid

  314. .kids

  315. .kim

  316. .kitchen

  317. .kiwi

  318. .koeln

  319. .kosher

  320. .krd

  321. .kyoto

  322. .land

  323. .lat

  324. .latino

  325. .law

  326. .lawyer

  327. .lds

  328. .lease

  329. .legal

  330. .lgbt

  331. .life

  332. .lifeinsurance

  333. .lifestyle

  334. .lighting

  335. .limited

  336. .limo

  337. .link

  338. .live

  339. .living

  340. .llc

  341. .llp

  342. .loan

  343. .loans

  344. .lol

  345. .london

  346. .lotto

  347. .love

  348. .ltd

  349. .ltda

  350. .luxe

  351. .luxury

  352. .madrid

  353. .mail

  354. .maison

  355. .management

  356. .map

  357. .market

  358. .marketing

  359. .markets

  360. .mba

  361. .med

  362. .media

  363. .medical

  364. .meet

  365. .melbourne

  366. .meme

  367. .memorial

  368. .men

  369. .menu

  370. .merck

  371. .miami

  372. .mls

  373. .mobile

  374. .mobily

  375. .moda

  376. .moe

  377. .mom

  378. .monash

  379. .money

  380. .mormon

  381. .mortgage

  382. .moscow

  383. .moto

  384. .motorcycles

  385. .mov

  386. .movie

  387. .mtr

  388. .music

  389. .nagoya

  390. .navy

  391. .network

  392. .new

  393. .news

  394. .ngo

  395. .ninja

  396. .now

  397. .nowruz

  398. .nrw

  399. .nyc

  400. .okinawa

  401. .one

  402. .ong

  403. .onl

  404. .online

  405. .ooo

  406. .organic

  407. .osaka

  408. .ovh

  409. .paris

  410. .pars

  411. .partners

  412. .parts

  413. .party

  414. .pay

  415. .persiangulf

  416. .pet

  417. .pets

  418. .pharmacy

  419. .phd

  420. .phone

  421. .photo

  422. .photography

  423. .photos

  424. .physio

  425. .pics

  426. .pictures

  427. .pid

  428. .ping

  429. .pink

  430. .pizza

  431. .place

  432. .play

  433. .plumbing

  434. .plus

  435. .poker

  436. .porn

  437. .press

  438. .productions

  439. .prof

  440. .promo

  441. .properties

  442. .property

  443. .pub

  444. .qpon

  445. .quebec

  446. .racing

  447. .radio

  448. .realestate

  449. .realtor

  450. .realty

  451. .recipes

  452. .red

  453. .rehab

  454. .reise

  455. .reisen

  456. .reit

  457. .ren

  458. .rent

  459. .rentals

  460. .repair

  461. .report

  462. .republican

  463. .rest

  464. .restaurant

  465. .review

  466. .reviews

  467. .rich

  468. .rip

  469. .rocks

  470. .rodeo

  471. .roma

  472. .rsvp

  473. .rugby

  474. .ruhr

  475. .run

  476. .ryukyu

  477. .saarland

  478. .safe

  479. .safety

  480. .sale

  481. .salon

  482. .sarl

  483. .save

  484. .scholarships

  485. .school

  486. .schule

  487. .science

  488. .scot

  489. .search

  490. .secure

  491. .security

  492. .services

  493. .sew

  494. .sex

  495. .sexy

  496. .shia

  497. .shiksha

  498. .shoes

  499. .shop

  500. .shopping

  501. .show

  502. .singles

  503. .site

  504. .ski

  505. .skin

  506. .soccer

  507. .social

  508. .software

  509. .solar

  510. .solutions

  511. .soy

  512. .spa

  513. .space

  514. .sport

  515. .sports

  516. .spot

  517. .srl

  518. .stockholm

  519. .storage

  520. .store

  521. .stream

  522. .studio

  523. .style

  524. .sucks

  525. .supplies

  526. .supply

  527. .support

  528. .surf

  529. .surgery

  530. .swiss

  531. .sydney

  532. .systems

  533. .taipei

  534. .tatar

  535. .tattoo

  536. .tax

  537. .taxi

  538. .team

  539. .tech

  540. .technology

  541. .tennis

  542. .thai

  543. .theater

  544. .theatre

  545. .tickets

  546. .tienda

  547. .tips

  548. .tires

  549. .tirol

  550. .today

  551. .tokyo

  552. .tools

  553. .top

  554. .tour

  555. .tours

  556. .town

  557. .toys

  558. .trade

  559. .trading

  560. .training

  561. .translations

  562. .tube

  563. .university

  564. .uno

  565. .vacations

  566. .vegas

  567. .ventures

  568. .versicherung

  569. .vet

  570. .viajes

  571. .video

  572. .villas

  573. .vin

  574. .vip

  575. .vision

  576. .vlaanderen

  577. .vodka

  578. .vote

  579. .voting

  580. .voto

  581. .voyage

  582. .wales

  583. .wang

  584. .watch

  585. .web

  586. .webcam

  587. .webs

  588. .website

  589. .wed

  590. .wedding

  591. .weibo

  592. .whoswho

  593. .wien

  594. .wiki

  595. .win

  596. .wine

  597. .work

  598. .works

  599. .world

  600. .wow

  601. .wtf

  602. .xin

  603. .xyz

  604. .yachts

  605. .yoga

  606. .yokohama

  607. .you

  608. .yun

  609. .zip

  610. .zone

  611. .zuerich

  612. .zulu

Welp, that’s my list. I hope you found a new gTLD that you can use for that awesome idea you had for an app. #ProbablyNotGonnaHappen

Personally, I can’t wait to get my new email address: kerry@inthe.cloud. Or kerry@imso.money. Or kerry@seriously.wtf.

Yep. 600 new gTLDs is going to change the way we think about domains. Or maybe it won’t. Maybe all these news gTLDs will be epic.fail. I kinda hope they succeed. It’ll make things even more fun in the Future.

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Posted by Kerry Dean

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