Here are the 1st day domain name registration results from this week’s first 5 New gTLD launches:
On the 4th of November 3 South Africa geo New gTLDs launched: .capetown, .durban and .joburg. .Capetown got 1,425 domains after its 1st day, .joburg got 1,080 domains and .durban got just 738 domains.
Rightside entered general availability for 2 of its extensions on the 5th of November: .market and .mortgage. .Market got 1,229 domains after its first day and .mortgage just 674 domains. The extensions had such poor results because all good domains are very high premiums up to $60,000.
Also .saarland got 1,708 domain name registrations on its first day when it launched last week.
The “New gTLD 1st Day Registrations” include sunrise domain names as well as any domains registered by the registry or any founder’s program. Any registry is allowed to register up to 100 domains for it’s own use and give out another 100 as part of the New gTLD founder’s program.
(I am always comparing the same first hours from their 1st day for all New gTLDs. The hours between General Availability and the first zone files update.)