Before starting a new website or even starting a new business itself, one of the most important decisions people have to make is choosing a domain name. A domain name is identification string that are used in various networking contexts, application specific naming, and addressing purposes.
In the past few years, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), has been busy in adding new TLDs. It has received close to 2000 applications for new generic top-level domains (gTLDs). Out of these, 779 was approved & posted and 153 withdrawn.
The below infographic shows that what will the future of the web look like with all these new registrars, and who will own all the new TLDs? It also states that out of seven original TLDs developed in 1985, the ‘.com’ is the most popular domain by far, along with .net, .org, and .info. Check out more details here.