ICANN Publishes Updated Domain Name Marketplace Indicators

ICANN Tuesday announced the release of updated industry metrics as part of its Domain Name Marketplace Indicators initiative. The initiative presents statistics related to generic top-level domains (gTLDs) and country code top-level domains (ccTLDs) with the aim of fostering greater transparency for reputable information on the evolution of the domain name marketplace.

View the updated metrics here.

The metrics released as part of this initiative encompass three categories and six dimensions:

  • Robust competition: registrant choice, registrant domain adoption,
    service provider marketplace entry, service provider competition.
  • Marketplace stability: service provider contractual compliance.
  • Trust: industry safeguards.

plans to continue to expand the initiative’s coverage of shortlisted
indicators and publish these statistics twice a year in order to track
progress against its goal of supporting the evolution of the domain name
marketplace to be robust, stable, and trusted.

A community Advisory Panel worked with ICANN
to identify relevant indicators that form part of the current schema.
Concurrent to the release of these Version 1.0 marketplace indicators,
organization will continue to work with the community and the Advisory
Panel to evaluate additional enhancements that might be incorporated
into this initiative in the future.


ICANN‘s mission is to help ensure a stable, secure, and unified global Internet. To reach another person on the Internet, you need to type an address – a name or a number – into your computer or other device. That address must be unique so computers know where to find each other. ICANN helps coordinate and support these unique identifiers across the world. ICANN was formed in 1998 as a not-for-profit public-benefit corporation with a community of participants from all over the world.

This ICANN announcement was sourced from: https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2019-12-09-en

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