ICANN Publishes Domain Name Indicators

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As part of its Domain Name Market Indicators initiative, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) today announced the release of updated industry indicators available through the ICANN Open Data platform.

This initiative presents statistics related to generic top-level domains (gTLDs) and national top-level domain names (ccTLDs) in order to increase transparency of reliable information about the evolution of the domain market.
ICANN continues to expand the coverage of the indicators listed under this initiative.
A total of 28 sensors have been released, and this release includes the following three new sensors:

    The number of renewals of gTLD domains as a percentage of the total number of new registrations can show how demand has persisted over the years in wide categories of gTLD domain names;
    the percentage of annual depletion of the gTLD domain name space, which can take into account the results of registrants, but not domain renewals;
    The percentage of unique registrar firms registered under a broad category of gTLDs, which illustrates the choice of registrars made by registrants at the gTLD category level.

"We are proud to continue to provide the community with access to expanded information about the domain name market," said Teressa Swinbhart, senior vice president of Global Domains and strategy.
"These improved indicators are important indicators for the continuation of reliable, stable and reliable monitoring of the development of the domain market."


any person can create a DNS server for a domain name, but to use this server by other users, it is necessary to have an indication of it hosted on the DNS server of a higher domain name.
It follows from this that the main authority of the domain name administrator is the right of claim addressed to the administrator of the higher domain; it is from this authority that all other capabilities of the domain administrator flow.

This conclusion is confirmed by the fact that on the Internet, along with the "true" DNS system supported by ICANN, there are alternative domain name systems. Their use is limited to the circle of users who deliberately change the settings of their computers, replacing the standard values with links to "alternative root servers". Within such an alternative system, "homonyms" of domains of the "true" DNS can be created, but names created within alternative systems are not available to ordinary users.
At the same time, the number of possible alternative domain systems is potentially unlimited. Formally, there is no difference between "true" and alternative DNS, the choice of one or another addressing system is the choice of each user. Therefore, the private law method of regulation characteristic of the network is connected not only and not so much with the position of its creators as with the technical organization of the Internet.

Thus, "domain ownership" means the existence of a corresponding binding legal relationship between the domain  name administrator and the administrator (registrar) of the higher domain name. These relations arise on the basis of a registration agreement, which is a contract for the provision of paid services. The domain  name itself  does not exist as an independent object of civil rights, but arises and functions within the framework of the contract.