The Dubai based operator achieved this milestone on September 22 and has since surpassed that number. The registrations took place in over 100 countries. Of the quarter million of registrations, China accounted for 60%, followed by the USA with 32%. The other 8% was from other countries.
It is not uncommon for new tlds to enjoy initial success butt .gdn’s achievement is unparalleled. This milestone has placed the operator among the top 20 new tlds. To date, .gdn is available with 8 registrars including Alpnames, Intracom, Dynadot, Gandi, OVH, PDR, MarkMonitor and Corehub. They have also signed over 20 RRA with well known global registrars: However, with more than 1100 new gTLD delegated in past 2 years, the registrars are facing time constraints in getting all new gtlds on board. The potential of new registrations for .gdn is poised to increase once other signed registrars have completed the onboarding phase.
Commenting on the tld’s success, General Director, Muhammad Kausar Saleem, said: “We are very proud of this achievement. Within all this short time we learnt China audience like short character extension and gradually we saw .GDN also became popular among USA and Canada registrants. .GDN is easy to remember, which makes it a serious competitor among other tlds.”
.GDN is an abbreviation for Global Domain Name and is purely generic extension much the same like .com. Unlike many domain names such as.uk, .ca, .org. and .net, .gdn has no country boundary restrictions and is not limited to specific business categories. This makes .gdn an ideal option for start-ups, small businesses, professionals and just about anyone who wants to have a global online presence.
Even companies and business that already have other domain names can register for a.gdn to help drive traffic to their .com or .net website. One satisfied .GDN registrant said: “GDN is a short alternative to .com, well run and can be useful for registrant who can’t get the .com or don’t want to pay a lot of money for great one words.”
For further information about .gdn or to register, please visit .gdn official registry website here