Donuts launched .Services, that entered the real (no-EAP) General Availability, yesterday Wednesday, July 9th 2014.
The first day, or rather first hours, registration numbers were ok. .Services had 4,584 domain registrations. That is about what .photos had after it’s first day (4,515).
These numbers include the 320 Sunrise registrations for .Services.
.Services got 3,969 registrations after General Availability yesterday. European registrars such as united-domains AG and 1&1 Internet AG got about half of these registrations.
Some of the most expensive premium .services domains remain free:
repair.services($1,500/year at Go Daddy)
auction.services ($800/year at Go Daddy)
Rightside Registry launched .pub yesterday too. I don’t have any data on registrations as my zone file application for .pub has been pending for 2 weeks now. I don’t know why registries take so long to approve zone file applications.
Update: A reader commented that .pub got 1,143 domain registrations after it’s first day.
I am always comparing the same first hours for all New gTLDs. The hours between General Availability and the first zone files update.