ICANN publishes a gTLD Marketplace Health Index

ICANN has published a beta version of a gTLD Marketplace Health Index and is inviting the community to review the report and submit comments. The index includes statistics and trends related to generic top level domains (gTLDs), and it covers issues such as: geographic diversity of gTLD registry operators and registrars, total number of second-level domain name registrations in gTLDs, additions and deletions in gTLDs, marketplace stability, and trust. The stats show, among others, that the regions with the largest number of ICANN-accredited gTLD registry operators and ICANN-accredited gTLD registrars are Europe, North America, and Asia/Australia/Pacific, with comparatively lower percentages in Africa and Latin America/Caribbean.They also reveal a continuous growth in the number of second level domain name registrations in gTLDs registrations over the past three years.