1st Day Domain Registration Numbers: .Christmas 419 and .BlackFriday 401

Uniregistry launched .Christmas and .BlackFriday yesterday Thusday, July 8th 2014.

The first day, or rather first hours, registration numbers were not very impressive. .Christmas had 419 domain registrations and .BlackFriday 401 registrations.

These numbers include the 123 Sunrise registrations for .Christmas and the 144 Sunrise Registrations for .BlackFriday.

.Christmas got 296 registrations after General Availability yesterday and .BlackFriday got 255.

I am always comparing the same first hours for all New gTLDs. The hours between General Availability and the first zone files update.

I believe that .Christmas is much better than .BlackFriday because it can have a wider range of uses around the world and Christmas preparations and celebrations last as long as 2 months in many countries including the after Christmas sales. .BlackFriday simply refers to a single day of sales and is only limited to the US. And 2 word New gTLDs are a big NO for me. I know that there is no other way to describe a few terms but still I believe that the biggest power of New gTLDs lies on strong 2 word terms with one word on the left and the other on the right.

One of Uniregistry’s problems, besides the reserved domains, is that Go Daddy is still not offering their New gTLDs. People just have no idea these New gTLDs are coming out. And it seems that these 2 New gTLDs are rather expensive compared to other New gTLDs from Uniregistry with .blackfriday selling at $39.99 at Dynadot and .Christmas selling at $33.99.


About Konstantinos Zournas

I studied Computer Engineering and Computer Science in London, UK and I am now living in Athens, Greece. I went online in 1995, started coding in 1996 and began buying domain names and creating websites in 2000. I started the OnlineDomain.com blog in 2012.


  1. i like christmas .. but did not buy any
    blackfriday makes no sense for me

    today lunched .pub & .services. i bought one .pub ^^ and got bad luck with an other one
    for sure the services is a very nice ngtld but all good names i checked was premium or reserved

    dot bar is much better then pub (my opinion) but .bar is expensiv, so mmmhhhh

  2. Did they have their affiliate arm register the first 20,000 and leave stuff like lkajsdflksj.christmas for everyone else?

  3. I am right there with you on the left.right thing Kon, I like the .services you picked up the other day, I haven’t been getting many lately but I did get a few…

  4. I got a few like this for $26, I got them at Dyna so I can cancel them within 4 days if I decide I am just crazy, and I might be on a couple of them…

  5. Christmas is very near and lots of search for the keyword “christmas” on google
    After bit research on available domains atlast able to get senior.christmas

    Share your comments or compliments on this domain !!!

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