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How Many New gTLD’s Are Left To Be Launched?

Posted on the 11 March 2016 by Worldwide @thedomains

A reader to asked as a comment on another post, as to how many new gTLD’s are there still to come

Good question

The answer is quite a few.

We have excluded .Brand gTLD’s which can basically launch once the .Brand decides to move it along

There are two new gTLD’s that are scheduled for an ICANN auction in May unless settled privately prior.



The following new gTLD’s are on hold for one or more legal, objection or other issue.

Some of these, but not all, have multiple applicants, so once they are no longer on hold then the contention set will have to be resolved;
















There is also .Home which was the poster child for the whole collision issue if you recall, and was pretty much declared as dead by the GAC, but is still listed as “on hold” by ICANN rather than “Will not Proceed”

It should also be noted that although ICANN regards .Africa as settled there is a federal court stop on the delegation of the extension.

Likewise although GMO paid over $40 Million for .Shop that extension is on hold until some legal issues are resolved.

Of course there are a LOT of new gTLD’s that are in contracting or waiting to be delegated so there are plenty others coming including:


We did not include any IDN’s of which there are quite a few including all the variations of .Com

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