New gTLD Registrations Soar Past 22 Million As .STORE Takes Off, While Other gTLDs Shrink

Registrations for the 1,032 delegated new generic Top Level Domains have soared past the 22 million mark to 22.52 million, with .xyz accounting for 6.226 million of these. Plus there was an impressive start this week for .store with 16,000 registrations on day one of General Availability.The .store gTLD has now reached 22,700 registrations two days after CentralNic launched its General Availability putting it well within the top 100 gTLDs according to .xyz still dominates accounting for 28.12 percent of all new gTLD registrations, jumping to 6.053 million on 3 June from 2.921 million on 31 May on the back of a heavily discounted promotion to celebrate its second birthday. .TOP remains the second largest gTLD with 2.628 million registrations followed by .wang with 1.070 million, the only three with over one million registrations.But some of these new gTLDs are actually losing registration numbers. Research by Domain Incite has found that a significant number are losing registrations.Domain Incite found that almost a third (31.1% or 104) of gTLDs available for public registrations, and for which General Availability commenced before 14 March 2015, lost registrations in the three months to 1 June 2016. In the year to 1 June, 76 (22.7%) lost registrations and 96 (28.7%) lost registrations in the preceding 30 days. The full list is published here.