Here are the 1st day domain name registration results from this week’s 4 New gTLD launches:
On the 11th of November an Australian geo New gTLDs launched: .melbourne. Melbourne’s population is 4,347,955. .Melbourne got 1,763 domains on its first day.
3 Donuts New gTLDs were out of the EAP pricing and into the real (reg fee) general availability on Wednesday the 12th of November: .restaurant, .gifts and .sarl.
.Restaurant got 2,388 domains, .gifts got 1,010 and .sarl got just 176 domain name registrations after their first general availability day.
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.)