18 New Registry Agreement Contracts Signed


In 2012, ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and numbers, accepted applications to create new Top Level Domains (TLDs). A TLD is the text to the right of the final dot in a domain name. For example, .Com is the most popular TLD today. 1,930 applications for new TLDs were filed with ICANN as a result of the 2012 application round.  Since then, ICANN has been evaluating the new TLD applications.   Domains within the first new TLDs to launch are expected to go on sale to the general public via general availability in February 2014.


January 12, 2014 - A Top Level Domain (TLD) is the text to the right of the final dot in a domain name. For example, .Com is the most popular TLD today. In 2012, ICANN - the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers - held a historic application round inviting organizations from around the world to apply to create new TLDs. 1,930 applications for new TLDs were filed. Since that time, each application has undergone a rigorous evaluation process which included evaluation of the string itself as well as the applicant's technical capacity and financial capability for operating a new TLD.  It is expected that over 700 new TLDs will result from this process (many of the TLDs were duplicates).

After the application process is complete, each prospective registry operator must sign a contract - known as a Registry Agreement - with ICANN before the new TLD can be added to the Internet. 18 new TLDs have recently signed Registry Agreements with ICANN.  These TLDs were:  .autos, .beer, .bharti, .bmw, .citic, .ggee, .gmo, .homes, .jetzt, .koeln, .luxe, .mini, .motorcycles, .ooo, .ryukyu, .surf, .yachts, xn--1qqw23a (佛山) A total of 240 Registry Agreements have now been signed for new TLDs.

In addition, Donuts has withdrawn its application for .global, and .rexroth - a branded TLD from Bosch Rexroth - has passed the Extended Evaluation phase.

The table below provides a list of all of the TLDs with signed Registry Agreements.
TLDDate Registry Agreement Signed
.autos 9-Jan-14
.beer 9-Jan-14
.bharti 9-Jan-14
.bmw 9-Jan-14
.citic 9-Jan-14
.ggee 9-Jan-14
.gmo 9-Jan-14
.homes 9-Jan-14
.jetzt 9-Jan-14
.koeln 9-Jan-14
.luxe 9-Jan-14
.mini 9-Jan-14
.motorcycles 9-Jan-14
.ooo 9-Jan-14
.ryukyu 9-Jan-14
.surf 9-Jan-14
.yachts 9-Jan-14
xn--1qqw23a (佛山) 9-Jan-14
.rest 20-Dec-14
.axa 19-Dec-13
.best 19-Dec-13
.bid 19-Dec-13
.country 19-Dec-13
.feedback 19-Dec-13
.frogans 19-Dec-13
.globo 19-Dec-13
.kred 19-Dec-13
.miami 19-Dec-13
.moscow 19-Dec-13
.quebec 19-Dec-13
.rodeo 19-Dec-13
.sohu 19-Dec-13
.supplies 19-Dec-13
.supply 19-Dec-13
.vodka 19-Dec-13
.work 19-Dec-13
.wtc 19-Dec-13
xn--80adxhks (москва) 19-Dec-13
xn--czrs0t (商店) 19-Dec-13
.dnp 13-Dec-13
.actor 12-Dec-13
.bar 12-Dec-13
.caravan 12-Dec-13
.eus 12-Dec-13
.fish 12-Dec-13
.pub 12-Dec-13
.ren 12-Dec-13
.saarland 12-Dec-13
.xn--p1acf (рус) 12-Dec-13
.yokohama 12-Dec-13
.cards 5-Dec-13
.catering 5-Dec-13
.cleaning 5-Dec-13
.community 5-Dec-13
.condos 5-Dec-13
.consulting 5-Dec-13
.cruises 5-Dec-13
.dating 5-Dec-13
.events 5-Dec-13
.exposed 5-Dec-13
.flights 5-Dec-13
.foundation 5-Dec-13
.haus 5-Dec-13
.industries 5-Dec-13
.ink 5-Dec-13
.krd 5-Dec-13
.maison 5-Dec-13
.mormon 5-Dec-13
.okinawa 5-Dec-13
.neustar 5-Dec-13
.partners 5-Dec-13
.parts 5-Dec-13
.praxi 5-Dec-13
.productions 5-Dec-13
.properties 5-Dec-13
.rentals 5-Dec-13
.report 5-Dec-13
.vacations 5-Dec-13
.villas 5-Dec-13
.vision 5-Dec-13
.xyz 5-Dec-13
.budapest 21-Nov-13
.casa 21-Nov-13
.christmas 21-Nov-13
.cooking 21-Nov-13
.expert 21-Nov-13
.fishing 21-Nov-13
.horse 21-Nov-13
.nrw 21-Nov-13
.rich 21-Nov-13
.tools 21-Nov-13
.vote 21-Nov-13
.voto 21-Nov-13
xn--45q11c (八卦) 21-Nov-13
xn--czru2d (商城) 21-Nov-13
xn--d1acj3b (дети) 20-Nov-13
.agency 14-Nov-13
.bargains 14-Nov-13
.boutique 14-Nov-13
.cheap 14-Nov-13
.cool 14-Nov-13
.desi 14-Nov-13
.guitars 14-Nov-13
.link 14-Nov-13
.london 14-Nov-13
.network 14-Nov-13
.photo 14-Nov-13
.pics 14-Nov-13
.qpon 14-Nov-13
.rocks 14-Nov-13
.shiksha 14-Nov-13
.tienda 14-Nov-13
.watch 14-Nov-13
.works 14-Nov-13
xn--55qx5d (公司) 14-Nov-13
xn--c1avg (орг) 14-Nov-13
xn--i1b6b1a6a2e (संगठन) 14-Nov-13
xn--io0a7i (网络) 14-Nov-13
xn--nqv7f (机构) 14-Nov-13
xn--nqv7fs00ema (组织机构) 14-Nov-13
xn--xhq521b (广东) 14-Nov-13
.zone 14-Nov-13
.moe 13-Nov-14
.tokyo 13-Nov-14
.voting 13-Nov-14
.club 8-Nov-13
xn--55qw42g (公益) 8-Nov-13
xn--zfr164b (政务) 8-Nov-13
.academy 7-Nov-13
.blue 7-Nov-13
.build 7-Nov-13
.builders 7-Nov-13
.business 7-Nov-13
.camp 7-Nov-13
.center 7-Nov-13
.ceo 7-Nov-13
.company 7-Nov-13
.education 7-Nov-13
.farm 7-Nov-13
.florist 7-Nov-13
.gal 7-Nov-13
.glass 7-Nov-13
.holiday 7-Nov-13
.house 7-Nov-13
.immobilien 7-Nov-13
.institute 7-Nov-13
.international 7-Nov-13
.kaufen 7-Nov-13
.management 7-Nov-13
.marketing 7-Nov-13
.moda 7-Nov-13
.ninja 7-Nov-13
.red 7-Nov-13
.repair 7-Nov-13
.social 7-Nov-13
.solar 7-Nov-13
.solutions 7-Nov-13
.systems 7-Nov-13
.training 7-Nov-13
.wiki 7-Nov-13
.berlin 31-Oct-13
.codes 31-Oct-13
.email 31-Oct-13
xn--mgbab2bd (بازار) 31-Oct-13
.wien 28-Oct-13
.cab 24-Oct-13
.computer 24-Oct-13
.dance 24-Oct-13
.democrat 24-Oct-13
.mango 24-Oct-13
.nagoya 24-Oct-13
.support 24-Oct-13
.wang 24-Oct-13
.coffee 17-Oct-13
.domains 17-Oct-13
.gift 17-Oct-13
.limo 17-Oct-13
.luxury 17-Oct-13
.photos 17-Oct-13
.recipes 17-Oct-13
.viajes 17-Oct-13
xn--fiq64b (中信) 15-Oct-13
.otsuka 10-Oct-13
.career 9-Oct-13
xn--4gbrim (موقع) 4-Oct-13
.buzz 2-Oct-13
.careers 2-Oct-13
.ruhr 2-Oct-13
.shoes 2-Oct-13
.wed 1-Oct-13
.pink 1-Oct-13
.monash 30-Sep-13
xn--cg4bki (삼성) 27-Sep-13
.kim 23-Sep-13
xn--6frz82g (移动) 23-Sep-13
.diamonds 22-Sep-13
.directory 20-Sep-13
.enterprises 20-Sep-13
.futbol 20-Sep-13
.kitchen 20-Sep-13
.kiwi 20-Sep-13
.photography 20-Sep-13
.tips 20-Sep-13
.today 20-Sep-13
xn--q9jyb4c (みんな) 17-Sep-13
.construction 16-Sep-13
.onl 16-Sep-13
.gallery 13-Sep-13
.graphics 13-Sep-13
.guide 13-Sep-13
.reviews 13-Sep-13
.technology 13-Sep-13
xn--3bst00m (集团) 13-Sep-13
xn--6qq986b3xl (我爱你) 13-Sep-13
.menu 11-Sep-13
.sexy 11-Sep-13
.uno 11-Sep-13
xn--rhqv96g (世界) 11-Sep-13
.contractors 10-Sep-13
.land 10-Sep-13
.plumbing 10-Sep-13
xn--3ds443g (在线) 8-Sep-13
xn--fiq228c5hs (中文网) 8-Sep-13
.tattoo 30-Aug-13
.bike 27-Aug-13
.camera 27-Aug-13
.clothing 27-Aug-13
.equipment 27-Aug-13
.estate 27-Aug-13
.guru 27-Aug-13
.holdings 27-Aug-13
.lighting 27-Aug-13
.singles 27-Aug-13
.ventures 27-Aug-13
.voyage 27-Aug-13
xn--vhquv (企业) 27-Aug-13
xn--80asehdb (.онлайн) 14-Jul-13
xn--80aswg (сайт) 14-Jul-13
xn--unup4y (游戏) 14-Jul-13
xn--ngbc5azd (.شبكة) 13-Jul-13

The application review process conducted by ICANN is a very thorough, time-consuming process. The application process consists - at a high level - of the steps below:


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