ICANN: Over 175 New gTLDs Delegated So Far

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ICANN announced on Monday at ICANN 49 in Singapore that the number of new gTLDs that have been delegated has surpassed 175.

The month of March has seen the approval of .NYC, .Cologne, .AXA, .Webcam, .Trade, .Jetzt, .世界 (xn--rhqv96g) – Chinese for "world/shijie," .DNP, .Ink, .机构 (xn--nqv7f) – Chinese for "agencies/institutions," .संगठन (xn--i1b6b1a6a2e) – Hindi for "organization/sangathana," .组织机构 (xn--nqv7fs00ema) – Chinese for "organization," .орг (xn--c1avg) – Russian for "organization/org," .Koeln, .Bid, .Okinawa, .Vote, and .Voto.

They delegated roughly forty of them in February and nearly fifty in January. You can see the full list of those delegated dating back to October 23rd here. Note that the list is not updated in real time.

"After completing the New gTLD Program, a new gTLD becomes part of the Internet when it is delegated," ICANN says. "This means it is introduced into the Internet's authoritative database, known as the Root Zone."

ICANN says that over 1,300 of them could become available within the next few years. The delegation process will continue on a rolling basis.

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