Yesterday 16th of July 4 Donuts New gTLDs went out of the EAP pricing and into the real (reg fee) general availability: .Capital, .Engineering, .Exchange and .Gripe.
The first day, or rather first hours, registration numbers were pretty bad for all 4 New gTLDs. The best one, .Exchange, has a total of 1,252 domain registrations today. .Capital has 909 domains today and .Engineering has 814 registrations. The worst one was .Gripe that has only 367 registrations today.
So these 4 Donuts New gTLDs only have 3,342 domains in total after their 1st day. That is an average of 835 registrations per New gTLD. This is the worst week that Donuts has had since January when the first Donuts New gTLDs came out.
These numbers include the Sunrise (trademark) domain registrations..Gripe had the most with 189 and .engineering was second with 89 sunrise domains. .Capital had 45 sunrise registrations and .exchange had 44 domains.
So this means that .Gripe increased it’s registrations by only 178 domains on it’s first day. I guess nobody was interested in .gripe, not even some big corporations.
(I am always comparing the same first hours for all New gTLDs. The hours between General Availability and the first zone files update.)