Top Registry

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Type: Private
Industry: Registry
Headquarters: BangNing Technology Park
#2 YuHua Avenue,
Yuhuatai District, Nanjing 210000
Country: China
Employees: 600 (2014)
Website: Top Registry

TOP Registry is a new generic top level domain (gTLD) operation and management agency, accredited by ICANN. It is responsible for managing policy and technological operations for its domains. TOP Registry domains were officially delegated in ICANN's New gTLD Program on August 4th, 2014, and can be registered by anyone for use since November 18th, 2014. TOP Registry is operated by Jiangsu Bangning Group in Nanjing, China.

Development of TOP Domains

On June 20th, 2011, ICANN officially announced that the application for gTLD was to be open in 2012.

On April 11th,2012, the application for .Top was submitted online.

On June 9th, 2012, .Top was successfully on the ICANN public list.

On March 20th, 2013, .Top passed initial evaluation.

On March 20th, 2014, .Top officially signed a contract with ICANN.

On August 5th, 2014, .Top entered the root zone of ICANN new gTLD.

On October 15th, 2014, .Top embraced its sunrise period.

On November 18th, 2014, .Top could be registered openly, and the registration volume exceeded 10,000 at the first day.

On March 5th, 2015, .Top was supported on the sedo.com which is the biggest platform trading domains in the world.

Background & Current Uses

Since the open registration day November 18th, 2014, .Top domain has attracted numbers of international and domestic investors as well as terminal enterprises, and is developing at momentum with its registration, ranking 9th among all new gTLDs. Users from more than 100 countries and regions are using .top to build websites.