.gdn

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.gdn
.gdn.jpg
.gdn (Global Domain Name) logo
IntroducedAugust 27, 2015
(root server)
March 7, 2016
(general public)
TLD typeGeneric top-level domain (gTLD)
StatusActive
RegistryGDN Registry
Intended useEveryOne, EveryWhere, Everything (truly generic)
Registration restrictionsNone
DocumentsICANN Registry Agreement
Registry Websitewww.nic.gdn

.gdn (Global Domain Name) is a generic top-level domain (TLD) name. It is a generic TLD as it has no intended audience and can be used by anyone. The Registry Agreement was made official on July 31, 2014.[1] It became available to the general public on 7 March 2016.[citation needed]

.gdn is in the top 13 registry among new gTLDs as per https://ntldstats.com/. The top three countries where .gdn is registered are the United States, China, and the Russian Federation.

.gdn made 300,000+ registrations in less than a year after general public launch.[citation needed] The domain is registered in 119 countries.

Spam[edit]

.gdn domains are amongst the top-10 sources of spam on the Internet. Out of 11,946 email domains seen, 10,315 domains are spammers. In other words 86% of .gdn domains are "spammy", according to Spamhaus.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Resources - ICANN". www.icann.org. Retrieved 2016-04-11.
  2. ^ https://www.spamhaus.org/statistics/tlds/