New gTLD Registrations Leap Past 900,000 As .XYZ Debuts At 5 With A Bullet

Posted in: Domain Names at 04/06/2014 20:26

New gTLD registrations have leapt passed the 900,000 mark and as of 3 June there were 936,597 across all new gTLDs according to Registrations passed the 900,000 mark on 2 June.

Registrations were boosted significantly with the launch of .xyz's General Availability on 3 June. Before GA commenced there were 14,378 registrations, but by the end of day one there were 34,029, meaning 19,651 registrations for the day, and .xyz was fifth on the list of top gTLDs by registrations. It currently sits in fourth place. It wasn't the gTLD with the most registrations on day one of GA though - that honour still goes to .club with 26,832 registrations.

As of 3 June the top gTLDs were .club with 65,782 registrations followed by .guru (61,397), .berlin (49,007), .photography (37,620) and then .xyz.

There are now 11 of the new gTLDs with more than 20,000 registrations, 24 with more than 10,000, 53 with more than 5,000 and 98 with more than 1,000.

In total there are 289 gTLDs that have been delegated, 134 registrars taking registrations and 38 registries.

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