.NYC surpassed .London in domain name registrations according to ntldstats.com. .NYC is ranked 8th today with 48,671 domains compared with .London that ranks 9th with 48,479 domains.
Actually .nyc is 3rd and .london is 4th if you take out extensions that have offered free domain names. Number 1 is .club and number 2 is .guru.
According to namestat.org .nyc surpassed .london a few days back but I was waiting for both websites to report this to be sure. Namestat.org reports 48,575 .nyc domains and 47,261 .london domains today.
.London entered general availability a month before .nyc (October 8th) but still .nyc managed to surpass it after less than a month. (November 3rd)
According to namestat.org .nyc is the fastest growing New gTLD extension with a 7 day average of 338 domain name registrations per day. .London is not in the top 10 and only has a 87 domain per day 7-day average.
A lot of .london and .nyc priority domain name auctions are still pending with auctions running at Pool and Snapnames. .London auction rules are ridiculous so auctions can last forever.