ICANN released numbers
ICANN released numerous facts and figures that explain the current situation with the new gTLD system. There were a grand total of 1930 new domain applications and 751 were contested. There were 230 that were in direct contention with the 751 applications that were vying for the same domain. There were 66 self designated geographic locations and 116 domain applications were internationalized. In total 60 countries participated in the world and almost half of the applications were from North American businesses (911). The next largest applicants were from Europe. To read further click here.