DSTI/ICCP/TISP(2004)2/FINAL 
EXPERIENCE WITH THE INITIAL NEW GENERIC TLDS AND OTHER MARKET REFORM 
Geographical distribution of the take up of new gTLDs 
Data on the geographical distribution of registrations under the new unsponsored gTLDs 
(.info
,
 .biz
and 
.name
) is made publicly available by ICANN. These data are available by country and territory. At the 
end of 2003, some 91% of these registrations, under new unsponsored TLDs, were made by users in 
OECD countries (
Table 7
). The largest number of registrations were made by users from the United States, 
followed by Germany and the United Kingdom. 
Table 7.  The geographical distribution of registrations under new unsponsored gTLDs, December 2003 
  
Total 
% 
.info 
.biz 
.name 
Australia 
54 066 
2.37 
22 071 
27 047 
4 948 
Austria 
30 727 
1.35 
21 920 
8 257 
550 
Belgium 
10 715 
0.47 
5 831 
4 570 
314 
Canada 
58 671 
2.57 
26 338 
27 664 
4 669 
Czech Republic 
6 675 
0.29 
4 786 
1 814 
75 
Denmark 
16 767 
0.73 
8 439 
6 887 
1 441 
Finland 
6 492 
0.28 
4 346 
1 896 
250 
France 
50 677 
2.22 
26 733 
22 768 
1 176 
Germany 
349 571 
15.30 
256 822 
89 832 
2 917 
Greece 
3 431 
0.15 
2 253 
1 102 
76 
Hungary 
1 454 
0.06 
1 112 
322 
20 
Iceland 
249 
0.01 119 117  13 
Ireland 
5 071 
0.22 
2 625 
2 180 
266 
Italy 
45 298 
1.98 
23 534 
19 505 
2 259 
Japan 
33 196 
1.45 
18 452 
11 322 
3 422 
Korea 
42 464 
1.86 
13 846 
25 995 
2 623 
Luxembourg 
1 
000 
0.04 466 466  68 
Mexico 
3 997 
0.17 
1 820 
1 914 
263 
Netherlands 
63 358 
2.77 
44 464 
18 223 
671 
New Zealand 
6 412 
0.28 
2 602 
3 580 
230 
Norway 
14 322 
0.63 
7 424 
6 308 
590 
Poland 
5 813 
0.25 
3 606 
2 124 
83 
Portugal 
2 
028 
0.09 966 981  81 
Slovak Republic 
1 035 
0.05 
642 
386 
7 
Spain 
36 587 
1.60 
19 481 
14 722 
2 384 
Sweden 
31 171 
1.36 
17 461 
13 092 
618 
Switzerland 
43 787 
1.92 
25 294 
15 399 
3 094 
Turkey 
5 834 
0.26 
2 862 
2 840 
132 
United Kingdom 
142 419 
6.23 
111 753 
19 716 
10 950 
United States 
1 006 570 
44.06 
433 772 
509 958 
62 840 
OECD Total 
2 079 857 
91.05 
1 111 840 
860 987 
107 030 
Non OECD countries Total 
204 567 
8.95 
52 296 
143 131 
9 140 
Total  
2 284 424 
100.00 
1 164 136 
1 004 118 
116 170 
Source
: OECD, based on Registry Monthly Reports 
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