Here are the 1st day domain name registration results from this week’s 6 New gTLD launches:
On the 24th of November .gent launched and it got 1,277 domain name registrations on its first day.
Gent (or rather Ghent) is a city and a municipality located in the Flemish region of Belgium. It is the capital and largest city of the East Flanders province with a population of 248,242. A small city with alternative spellings was bound to do pretty bad.
Uniregistry entered general availability with 5 New gTLDs on the 25th of November 2014:
(.click had no reserved domains except for the 100 domains registered by the registry)
.Click is leading but it didn’t do good. It had no reserved domains, no premium pricing and pretty cheap registration cost below $7. But it was the worst string from the 5 and that is why Frank chose this one to have no reserved domains. Not that it could have a lot in the first place. At these numbers .click is not even close to recovering annual cost of the TLD.
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.)
Do you know how many .click was registered by North Sound Names?….
From what I can see, in the 3,779 domains there was no North Sound Names registrations.
But Frank claims 10k registrations today so my guess is that he registered about 5k domains himself.
Meanwhile, Google entered the New G registry space at NIC.GOOGLE.
Did you miss my post?
I wonder how .property would have done if no keywords were held back? Most cities and towns of any size in North America and probably elsewhere were registry reserved. For example, if you go to Uniregistry and search for Miami.property, it lists it as a premium and you get a link to DNS to request a price. Will be interesting to see if there are any reported sales of these ‘premium’ .property domains.
sadly swiss.property was reserved (or premium) and I bought swiss.hosting by normal price