The real (no EAP) general availability started today for 7 new gTLDs offered by Donuts.co:
.holdings, .ventures, .singles, .plumbing, .bike, .guru, .clothing
About 19,000 new gTLD domain names were registered in the first few hours of general availability. .guru is the clear winner with about 9,500 new registrations.
This is the day that the pre-registrations kicked in and domains were available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Here are the results after the first few hours (less than 12) of general availability:
(Registrations Yesterday -> Registrations Today)
2890 -> 12435
483 -> 3751
1016 -> 2866
340 -> 2083
387 -> 1685
232 -> 1099
328 -> 975
5676 -> 24894
.Guru is the clear winner of the 7 because it is more diverse than the other 6. Also it seems that there are not a lot of “holdings” and “plumbing” companies in search of a new domain name.
(We got the data from zone files of the 7 new gTLDs. The numbers are not exact or final and include the last few hours before general availability (the Early Access Program (EAP) pricing) where domains were sold for about $175. Also domain names without nameservers don’t get listed in zone files.)