New gTLD 1st Day Domains: .Space 1784, .Band 776, .RIP 348, .How 250, .Ryukyu 143

newgtldHere are the 1st day domain name registration results from last week’s 5 New gTLD launches:

Rightside had 2 New gTLDs out of EAP and into General Availability on the 28th of January 2015: .Band and .RIP. According to NameStat.org .Band has 776 domains after its first day and .RIP has 348 domains.

Radix launched .Space on the 28th of January 2015 and got 1,784 registered domains.

Google registry launched another one of its New gTLDs on the 28th of January 2015: .How. .How has 250 domains after its first day.

Also on the 28th of January a geo New gTLD launched: .ryukyu. This is how .Ryukyu is descibed on the official extension website: “Ryukyu is the place names of old Okinawa. .ryukyu is a GeoTLD for Okinawa prefecture. The purpose of .ryukyu is to promote Okinawa and spread to the world Okinawa brand.” .Ryukyu has 143 domains today.

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.)

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About Konstantinos Zournas

Konstantinos studied Computer Engineering and Computer Science in London and lives in Athens, Greece. He works on domain names, websites and software development. Has been online since 1995 & domaining since 2002.

4 comments

  1. 2014 these things were flying off the shelf, momentum has slowed down, looks like domainer dollars are focused on renewals, and not reinvestment.

    Google is not looking to hot right now with .how.

    • .Google has the worst extensions. And is loosing left and right all the better ones in the auctions.

      • they have the worst !
        but would not underrate it .. its google .. just a small icon on the google page would be enough to push this one to the sky.

      • Google is a free service to the majority of their users, there advertisers pay to reach google’s free users.

        I doubt the masses have any use for .how, you yourself being an investor in the extension may have a different motivated perception of what is reality, and what is not.

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