American-based organisations accounted for nearly half of all applications for new net address endings, according to  The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (Icann), the organisation in charge of the expansion.

(They received 884 requests for new suffixes from the US, out of a total of 1,930.  The breakdown of requests is as follows:-

North America: 911 applications

Europe: 675 applications

Asia-Pacific: 303 applications

Latin American and the Caribbean: 24 applications

Africa: 17 applications

116 of the applications were for non-Latin alphabets.)