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Chinese gTLDs Pushes New gTLD Registrations Beyond 600,000

The commencement of General Availability for two Chinese language new gTLDs saw total registrations across all new gTLDs to jump to 634,450 on 28 April.The two Chinese language gTLDs, .xn--3ds443g (在线) and .xn--fiq228c5hs (中文网), had registration figures of 29,722 and 14,216 respectively at the end of the day, pushing them to fourth and tenth on the nTLDstats.com list of top new gTLDs. Interestingly, it was the Chinese government’s Service Development Center of the State Commission for Public Sector Reform that had by far the most registrations for each gTLD with 98.6 and 71.2 percent of all domains registered respectively.According to DomainNameWire, about 20,000 of these registrations came from a deal TLD Registry struck with the above Chinese government department.Overall .guru is still, for now, the leading new gTLD with 52,927 registrations and now a 8.34 percent market share, followed by .berlin (46,914) and .photography (33,771).