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

.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.


  1. "Resources - ICANN". www.icann.org. Retrieved 2016-04-11.